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PRIME PRESCOTT REPO LAND PARCELS NOW AVAILABLE, offering Prescott land for sale in Arizona, within the Chino Valley area from 2.5 to 40+ acres with 3 parcels remaining. These are the remaining foreclosed builder developer parcels.
There are 1000+ Prescott water rights shares or credits available.
Lots of open riding trails in and around this Chino Valley horse property for sale setting, and grow pasture land with a small organic farm if you like, all within this spacious Prescott Arizona land for sale location. This horse property for sale in Prescott is well suited for an exclusive horse property arena and a private horse ranch. The Prescott horse ranch property can be a hunters dream with pronghorn antelope and deer country in your back yard. There are 1000's of acres of government land and forest available for enjoyment.
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Priced to sell with lots of meat on the bone. Prices start at $49,900/ acre and up from there depending on size of land .Seller financing available. Brokers welcome. Call 480-837-8768
Brief History of Prescott
"Elevation 5,346 feet. One-time capital, county seat and mining town. On Granite creek. On Ash Fork-Phoenix branch A. T. & S.F.Railroad. Originally a branch railraod was built to Prescott "on the sod" from what was then called Prescott Junction, later Seligman, A.T. & S.F. Railroad. When Santa Fe built from Ash Fork, this line was abandoned.
Name Prescott was selected at a public meeting on May 30, 1864. Sugested by Secretary of Territory, McCormick, in honor of the historian. Was the capital until November 1, 1867, when it was moved to Tucson. Later on taken back to Prescott. In January, 1899, was moved to Phoenix. Has at time been called Granite, Gimlettvilee, and Goodwin City. McClintock says: "The official records in State Adjutant General's office show that J. Ross Browne, the writer, was appointed a Captain in the First Arizona Volunteers from 'Prescott, Socorro County, New Mexico'".
Judge Wells says the first Apache attack on Prescott was March 16, 1864, when Joseph Cosgrave was killed while herding stock, almost in the town itself. Post Office established May 18, 1865, Calvin White Post Master."
Barnes, Will C. Arizona Place Names University of Arizona Press. 1997.
"Prescott resulted from the establishment of the Territory of Arizona. On December 29, 1863 the territorial governing party arrived at Navajo Springs. Gov. John N. Goodwin proclaimed that the seat of government would be near Fort Whipple, which had been established in November. On January 22, 1864, the party arrived at Fort Whipple adn in may the site of the future Prescott was selected. The Indian name for the location was In-dil-chin-ar (=pine woods). Prescott was named in 1864 to honor William Hickling Prescott (1796-1859), a prominent historian. The name was preferred over others because of the "Aztec memorial everywhere existing in this region and confirming the conclusions of the great American historian." The growing community had local names, such as Goodwin City (for. Gov John Goodwin), Granite(it was on Granite Creek), Gimletville, and Fleuryville (for Judge Henry W. Fleury(d. 1896), who had his headquarters on the west side of Granite Creek.)
Among the first to settlers was Joseph Ehle (b. March 13, 1813, New York, d. Nov. 1912), who arrived from Colorado with his family on July 28, 1864. In 1865 he established a government road station at his ranch in Skull Valley, but returned in 1868 to Prescott. Prescott has the honor of having held the first rodeo in 1888, now an annual event held on July 4rth.
In 1867 Tucson became the territorial capital, but Prescott again became the territorial capital in 1877, retaining that honor until 1889 when the capital was moved to Phoenix. Prescott is the seat of Yavapai County. PO est Aug 25, 1863, Hiram W. Reid PM."
Barnes, Will C.; Granger, Byrd (ed.) Arizona's names : X marks the place Falconer Pub. Co. : distributed by Treasure Chest Publications, c1983. P. 500
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