National Register Listings in
Yavapai County, Arizona

Arizona Pioneers' Home Ash Fork Maintenance Camp #1 Beaver Creek Ranger Station Beaver Creek School Blumberg House Brinkmeyer House Broadway Bridge Building at 826 North Main Street Burmister/Timerhoff House Camp Date Creek Camp Verde Grammar School Childs-Irving Hydroelectric Facilities Clark House Clark Memorial Clubhouse Clarkdale Historic District (Additional Documentation) Clear Creek Church Clemenceau Public School Copper Creek Guard Station Cottage Hotel Cottonwood Commercial Historic District Courthouse Plaza Historic District Cross Creek Ranch House Crown King Ranger Station Day House Detwiler House Drake House Dunning, Charles H., Log Cabin East Prescott Historic District (Additional Documentation) Edens House Elks Building and Theater First Congregational Church and Parsonage Fisher/Goldwater House Fleury's Addition Historic District Fort Verde District Fort Verde District (Boundary Increase) Fort Whipple-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Historic District Fredericks House Gage/Murphy House Gardner, James I., Store Goldwater, Henry, House Groom Creek School Hassayampa Historic District Hassayampa Hotel Hawkins House Hazeltine House Head House Hell Canyon Bridge Hill House Hill, Sam, Hardware Hill, Samuel, Hardware Company Warehouse Hotel Vendome Hyde Mountain Lookout House Iron Turbine Windmill Jerome Historic District Joslin and Whipple Historic District Kay-El-Bar Ranch Kenwill Apartments Kirkland Store Lawler-Hetherington Double House Little Hell Canyon Bridge Lynx Creek Bridge Lynx Creek District Marks House Martin/Ling House Master Mechanic's House Mayer Apartments Mayer Business Block Mayer Red Brick Schoolhouse Mile High Park Historic District Mingus Lookout Complex Montezuma Castle National Monument Montezuma Castle National Monument-Back Ranch Historic District-Montezuma Well Unit Morin House Mormon Church Morrison House Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Exchange Building Mulvenon Building North Prescott Townsite Historic District OK Ranch Historic District Old Governor's Mansion Otis House Palace Station District Pecan Lane Rural Historic Landscape Peeples Valley School Perkinsville Bridge Peter House Pine Crest Historic District Poland Tunnel Prescott Armory Historic District Prescott Public Library Roberts House Robinson, A. W., Building Rock House Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Rectory Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railroad Depot Seligman Commercial Historic District Sewall House Shekels House Sloan House Smelter Machine Shop South Prescott Townsite Superintendent's Residence Sycamore Ranger Station Toltec Lodge Tuzigoot Museum US Post Office and Courthouse-Prescott Main UVX Smelter Operations Complex Verde River Bridge Verde River Sheep Bridge Walker Charcoal Kiln Walnut Creek Bridge Walnut Creek Ranger Station Walnut Grove Bridge Wells House West Prescott Historic District West Prescott Historic District (Boundary Increase) Whipple Heights Historic District Wilder House Willard House Wingfield, Hank and Myrtle, Homestead Wingfield, Robert W., House Woolsey Ranchhouse Ruins Yavapai County Courthouse
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Arizona has a strong Native American presence: Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest Native American reservation in the country. Native American culture and traditions continue to play an important role in the state's history and identity.
Yavapai County, located in the central part of Arizona, has a rich and varied history that dates back thousands of years. The region was originally inhabited by Native American tribes such as the Yavapai and Apache. These tribes lived off the land, hunting, gathering, and cultivating crops, leaving behind a legacy of ancient ruins and rock art.

In the mid-1800s, European settlers began to arrive in the area, attracted by the rich deposits of gold and other minerals. This led to the founding of several mining towns, such as Prescott, which became the county seat in 1864. The discovery of gold in the nearby Bradshaw Mountains also led to a surge in population and economic growth. Yavapai County quickly became one of the major mining districts in the Arizona Territory.

However, the mining boom was accompanied by conflicts with the Native American tribes who resisted the encroachment on their lands. The Apache Wars, which lasted from the 1860s to the 1880s, saw intense fighting between the tribes and the US military. Eventually, the tribes were either forcibly relocated or placed on reservations, marking a turning point in the region's history.

In the 20th century, Yavapai County continued to develop and diversify its economy. Agriculture, ranching, and tourism played an increasingly vital role in the county's growth. Today, Yavapai County is known for its beautiful natural landscapes, including parts of the Prescott National Forest and the Verde River. It remains an important hub for outdoor activities, cultural events, and historical tourism, showcasing its diverse heritage and unique blend of Native American and Western influences.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Yavapai County, Arizona.

  • 1864 - Yavapai County is created by the Arizona Territorial Legislature.
  • 1877 - The county seat is moved from Prescott to Ironton, but later returned to Prescott in 1879.
  • 1883 - Jerome is founded as a mining camp, becoming one of the largest copper mines in Arizona.
  • 1891 - Congress establishes the Prescott National Forest, protecting the region's natural resources.
  • 1895 - The Yavapai County Courthouse is built in Prescott, serving as a symbol of local government.
  • 1915 - The Arizona Pioneers' Home is opened in Prescott, providing care for elderly pioneers.
  • 1942 - The Poston War Relocation Center is established during World War II for Japanese Americans.
  • 1975 - Yavapai College is founded, becoming an important educational institution in the county.
  • 1991 - The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe is formally recognized by the United States government.
  • 2002 - The Prescott National Forest experiences the Indian Fire, one of the largest wildfires in Arizona's history.