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Prescott, Arkansas

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Welcome to Prescott ...

The city of Prescott is located in Nevada County and is the County Seat for Nevada County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Prescott has a population of 3,030 people<1> (see below for details).

Prescott is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Prescott lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Prescott: (870)

The ZIP code for Prescott: 71857<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prescott had a population of 3,296 people (which is 36.63% of the total population of Nevada County). This makes Prescott the county's most populous community.

The population of Prescott represents 0.11% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,296 people, the population of Prescott decreased 10.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,686 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Prescott had an population of 3,030 people. This is a decrease of 8.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.8% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Prescott.

Communities near Prescott ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017
Blevins   [Map]   306   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Bodcaw   [Map]   127   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Delight   [Map]   262   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Emmet   [Map]   460   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gurdon   [Map]   2,098   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hope   [Map]   9,790   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Prescott.

Communities Also Named Prescott ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Prescott - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia (3), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Prescott.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Prescott. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Prescott. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prescott. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Prescott:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prescott ...

Looking for more information about Prescott? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Prescott, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Prescott.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Prescott. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Nevada County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prescott. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Nevada County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Prescott.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prescott - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Prescott). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Prescott or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Prescott. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prescott) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Prescott. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prescott

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prescott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8057, Longitude: -93.3908     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prescott have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Prescott.


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