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The Cities and communities of Yavapai County, Arizona*

Ash Fork

Bagdad, Big Park, Black Canyon City

Camp Verde , Chino Valley , Clarkdale , Congress, Cornville , Cottonwood , Crown King



Lake Montezuma

Mayer, Morrison

Prescott , Prescott Valley


Sedona , Seligman, Skull Valley

Verde Village


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Information & Facts about Yavapai County, Arizona

All of Arizona is on the Mountain Standard Time - year round. When other parts of the country go on daylight savings time, Arizona remains on standard time.

Yavapai County Website
Phone: (520) 639-8100
email the county -

County Seat: Prescott

County Administration Building
1015 Fair Street
Prescott AZ 86305

Yavapai County Courthouse
120 South Cortez Street
Prescott AZ 86301

County Courthouse
255 East Gurley Street
Prescott, AZ 86301-3803
Phone: (520) 771-3200
FAX: (520) 771-3257

Verde Valley Regional Economic Development Council
P.O. Box 57
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Phone: (520)639-0610


Yavapai County was formed only one year after the Arizona Territory was created. It was one of the four original counties in the territory. The name comes from the Yavapai Tribe, which means the "hill people."

Yavapai County is one of the four original Arizona counties formed in September of 1864, one year after the Arizona Territory was established. The County was named after the Yavapai Tribe, whose name means the "hill people." The territorial capital was at first located in the county in Prescott. When other counties were created five of them were carved out of Yavapai County - Apache, Coconino, Gila, Maricopa and Navajo.

Size: 8,125 square miles. This is about the same size as Massachusetts State!

Elevation: ranges from 1,900 feet in the desert to about 8,000 feet in the mountains.

Geography: Included in the confines of the county are diverse land types such as - grasslands, desert, valleys, mountains and rocky areas. You may find grasslands, chaparral, desert scrub and pinion-juniper among the vegetations. Included in the county boundaries are the Prescott National Forest and portions of the Coconino and Tonto National Forests.

Climate: All variations may be found in the county. The lower elevations are Sonoran Desert while the higher areas are seasonal with all types of weather. The average annual temperature is approximately 35 degrees.

Population of Yavapai County:

1950 - 24,991
1960 - 28,912
1970 - 37,005
1980 - 68,145
1990 - 107,714
1995 - 123,500
1996 - 139,368
1997 - 139,480
1998 - 148,500

As of 1998, there are 8 incorporated towns and cities in the county:
Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, Cottonwood, Jerome, Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Sedona

Economy: The main sources of income for the county area are: Copper mining, Manufacturing, Ranching, Recreation and Tourism. - covering Yavapai County

web sites and information on Yavapai County businesses, services, and resources.

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