About This Place
Prescott Valley is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States, just east of Prescott. Prescott Valley was the seventh fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona between 1990 and 2000. According to 2010 Census, the population of the town is 38,822.
Prescott Valley (locally, PV) is located in central Arizona approximately 85 miles north of Phoenix at 5100 ft. elevation. PV has good access to Arizona State Route 89, SR-89A and SR-69 , connecting to Interstates I-17 and I-40. Air service is available at Ernest A. Love Field, about 8 miles west.
One of PV’s landmarks, Glassford Hill (elevation 6,177 feet) was once an active volcano between 10 and 14 million years ago. Colonel William A. Glassford traveled the area in the 1880s and helped build a system of 27 heliograph stations to monitor the movements of Apache Indians, U.S. military troops and civilians. Glassford Hill was a part of that early communications system.