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Prescott Arizona

Prescott was founded in 1864 as the Territorial Capital of Arizona. Though three of the names originally proposed for Prescott were "Audubon", "Goodwin City" and "Aztlan", the name "Prescott" was chosen in honor of William Hickling Prescott, author of The History of the Conquest of Mexico. The Arizona Miner reported that the name was accepted because Prescott was "a good citizen, a true patriot, with industry, perseverance under difficulty, amiability of character and love of country."

At the same time Prescott was established as the Territorial Capital, it was also designated as the County Seat of Yavapai County, one of four original territorial counties. Although the Capital moved to Tucson from 1867 to 1877, the Capital returned to Prescott at the end of 1877 and remained until it was moved permanently to Phoenix in 1889. Prescott is known as "Everybody's Hometown" and "Arizona's Christmas City" due to it's open arms welcoming of new residents and because of its extravagant Courthouse Square Christmas Lighting, which covers two separate weekends of festivities during the winter beginning with the "Courthouse Lighting" and following that which "Acker Music Festival" the following weekend.

Below are just a couple of homes currently listed for sale in Prescott.

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The multiple listing information is provided by the Prescott Area Association of REALTORS® from a copyrighted compilation of listings. The compilation of listings and each individual listing are ©2018 Prescott Area Association of REALTORS®. All Rights Reserved. The information provided is for consumers, personal, noncommercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. All properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate, and should be independently verified.

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