A Brief History of Prescott, Arizona!

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Prescott, Arizona.

A town that, if you have ever been so fortunate as to live in or visit, you know is special in its own right. “Welcome to Everybody’s Hometown,” is our slogan, a name earned by our friendly community, small-town feel, and vibrant atmosphere.

When you travel into Prescott, no matter which direction you are coming from, you are bombarded with jaw dropping scenery. Rolling grass fields, dramatic boulders, statuesque Thumb Butte, towering Granite Mountain, expansive lakes, pine covered mountain ranges, and so much more. This – paired with our quaint downtown that sprawls with small businesses, good food, boutique stores, and beautiful mature trees – one can’t help but feel instantly at home.

We truly are a town for all generations with a thriving retirement community that grows every year, our family friendly neighborhoods and gorgeous four mild seasons for kids to play outside, and entertainment that ranges from art shows to parades.

However, Prescott wasn’t always the booming community it is today. Every town has a beginning and with Prescott being founded in 1864 in the midst of the “Wild West,” our town is chalk full of interesting history! But, who better to inform you than our very own City! Click on the link below to read a “History in Brief” from the City of Prescott’s website. Learn how Prescott got its name, how it was once the state capital – twice(!), the ups and downs faced since the mid 1800’s, and how today, Prescott is doing better than ever!

Click here for a brief history of Prescott, Arizona.

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