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Prescott, Arkansas

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Prescott is a city and the county seat of Nevada County, Arkansas, United States.[2] The community had a population of 3,296 at the 2010 census. Prescott is part of the Hope Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Prescott, Arkansas
Location of Prescott in Nevada County, Arkansas.
Location of Prescott in Nevada County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 33°48′9″N 93°22′55″W
CountryUnited States
  Total6.46 sq mi (16.74 km2)
  Land6.42 sq mi (16.63 km2)
  Water0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)
325 ft (99 m)
  Density483.10/sq mi (186.52/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code870
FIPS code05-57260
GNIS feature ID0053784

Located 100 miles southwest of Little Rock, Prescott was developed on the Prairie D'Âne,[3] named by French colonists before the United States acquired this area. The prairie consisted of approximately 25–30 square miles of rolling open land, surrounded by forest. The area had been a well-known crossroads prior to construction of the Cairo & Fulton Railroad.[4] To the west lies the city of Washington, to the east lies the city of Camden, while to the south lies the Red River, with Shreveport, Texarkana, and Dallas beyond.

As of 2014, Prescott and Nevada County had sixteen properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Elkin's Ferry Battleground and the Prairie D'Ane Battlefield are further recognized as National Historic Landmarks within a National Historic Landmark District.