Yavapai County Courthouse Square, Prescott

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The Yavapai County Courthouse is a courthouse located at 120 South Cortez Street in Prescott, Arizona that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The most recent Yavapai County Courthouse was built in 1916. The courthouse and its surrounding square are popular tourist destinations in Prescott.
The courthouse was designed by architect William N. Bowman (1868-1944). It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
It is also known for its statue of Bucky O'Neill, a Rough Rider and former Mayor of Prescott. Barry Goldwater announced his presidential candidacy in 1964 from the steps of the courthouse.
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  • We had a arts & crafts booth on the square until COVID forced us out of business. Their events were well organized ... if not a bit irritating because of the court house judges.Grass was well kept...  more »
  • when in prescott this is a must. The courthouse is beautifully built. There is a time line infront of the steps near the statue that lays out the history from 1400s to the present. really neat. Great....  more »
  • Such a beautiful, people filled, thriving shops and businesses, on the Square. Tree lined on all sides of the courthouse. You will see people seeking history facts, selling puppies, playing music for tips, artists paining! Weekends have all kinds of people selling their wares, there are vendor festivals, food trucks, people picnicking on the grounds. Just a great place to send the day! Reminds me of Waxihatchie, Tx.
  • Not only is this court house absolutely beautiful around Xmas time when all the lights are all set up. I also got married here and it was so nice and the judge was so humble and patient. I recommend visiting this Court yard and at least walking around to see the historic beauty.

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