Site of Territorial Courthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 34° 32.506 W 112° 28.130
12S E 365218 N 3823208
This Historical Marker is located at the northeast corner of Courthouse Plaza on the southwest corner of the intersection of Cortez and Gurley Streets in downtown Prescott, Arizona.
Waymark Code: WMFH1N
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 9

Site of Territorial

The courthouse you see today, constructed in 1916 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is not the original one on this site. The first courthouse constructed 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 a young Yavapai County. Many important cases were heard here in the days 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.

Funded by the Historic Preservation Fund and the City of Prescott

Marker Name: Site of Territorial Courthouse

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Yavapai

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Historic Preservation Fund City of Prescott

Year placed: Unknown

Visit Instructions:
To claim a log for this waymark, some proof of visit is required. This proof can be a simple gps photo, a photo with your mascot (a signature item that you use for photographs, similar to using a gps) or a answer to any question that the person who posted the waymark has asked. A gps photo will always be accepted as proof of visit regardless of any specific question a waymark may ask.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Arizona Historical Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
HexEnduction visited Site of Territorial Courthouse 02/20/2021 HexEnduction visited it
ILuvAZ visited Site of Territorial Courthouse 01/19/2015 ILuvAZ visited it
Lord Mot visited Site of Territorial Courthouse 06/09/2013 Lord Mot visited it

View all visits/logs