🇺🇸 Prescott is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County. In 1864, Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory until 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until 1889. The towns of Prescott Valley, 7 miles (11 km) east; Chino Valley, 16 miles (26 km) north; Dewey-Humboldt, 13 miles (21 km) east, and Prescott comprise what is locally known as the "Quad-City" area. This also sometimes refers to central Yavapai County in general, which would include the towns of: Mayer, Paulden, Wilhoit, and Williamson Valley. Prescott is the centre of the Prescott Metropolitan Area, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as all of Yavapai County. The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation is adjacent to and partially within the borders of Prescott. Prescott is in the Granite Creek watershed and contains the convergence of Miller Creek and Granite Creek on its north side. Economy The Prescott Gateway Mall is an enclosed shopping mall that opened in 2002, replacing Ponderosa Plaza, which was Prescott's first enclosed mall when it opened in 1980. Downtown Prescott has dozens of independently owned and operated shops.
Prescott has a population of over 43,310 people. Prescott also forms the centre of the wider Yavapai County which has a population of over 236,209 people.