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Welcome to Prescott ...

The city of Prescott is located in Nevada County<1> and is the County Seat for Nevada County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Prescott has a population of 2,989 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Prescott.

Prescott is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Prescott is within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Prescott: 71857<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prescott had an population of 2,989 people. This is a decrease of 9.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prescott had a population of 3,296 people (or 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 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 (which had a count of 3,686 people).

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

Adding Prescott to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Prescott in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Prescott elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Prescott on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Prescott ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Prescott.

  • Hope [Hempstead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Hempstead County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Prescott
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<6>
  • Gurdon [Clark County]
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    • Gurdon [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Prescott
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurdon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurdon<6>
  • Emmet [Nevada County]
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    • Emmet [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Prescott
    • Estimated population in 2019: 461 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmet have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmet
  • Blevins [Hempstead County]
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    • Blevins [Hempstead County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Prescott
    • Estimated population in 2019: 301 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blevins have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blevins
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Delight [Pike County]
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      • Delight [Pike County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Prescott
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delight
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delight<6>
    • Perrytown [Hempstead County]
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      • Perrytown [Hempstead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Prescott
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrytown
    • Rosston [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosston
      • Rosston [Nevada County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Prescott
      • Estimated population in 2019: 237 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosston
    • Washington [Hempstead County]
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      • Washington [Hempstead County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Prescott
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<6>
    • Okolona [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Prescott
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okolona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<6>
    • Bodcaw [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bodcaw
      • Bodcaw [Nevada County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Prescott
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bodcaw

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Prescott. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prescott.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Prescott.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prescott. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index 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: www.co.nevada.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Nevada, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Prescott.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prescott - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8025, Longitude: -93.3810    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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