Site of Territorial Courthouse

Site of Territorial Courthouse (HMBVZ)

Location: Prescott, AZ 86303 Yavapai County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 32.503', W 112° 28.135'

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The courthouse you see today, constructed in 1916 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is not th original one on this site. The first courthouse construted on the Plaza, one of two city blocks set aside in 1864 for government use, was a smaller, but more elaborate brick structure built in 1878. It was an impressive structure that immediately became the symbolic focal point of young Yavapai County. Many important cases were heard here in the day when Prescott served as the Territorial Capital of Arizona (1864-1867 and 1877-1889). Arizona became State in 1912, four years before the current courthouse was constructed.
Placed ByThe Historic Preservation Fund and The City of Prescott
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 2:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 365210 N 3823202
Decimal Degrees34.54171667, -112.46891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 32.503', W 112° 28.135'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 32' 30.18" N, 112° 28' 8.10" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-146 S Cortez St, Prescott AZ 86303, US
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