Nestled at an elevation of 5,200′ feet above sea level amongst the largest stand of ponderosa pine forests in the U.S., Prescott’s perfect weather provides an average temperature of 70 degrees, with four beautiful and distinct seasons, and breathtaking landscapes complete with granite mountains, lakes, streams, and rolling meadows filled with wildlife.
LDS Members make up 4.65% of Prescott.
The Mormon Battalion was the first presence of Latter-day Saints in Arizona. The first Mormons came to the Salt River Valley in 1877. Within 30 years migration towards what is now Phoenix had begun and a few families crossed the Salt River to settle. By 1912, just 10 months after Arizona became a state, a group of nine members met in a Knights of Pythias Temple, a room above Donofrio’s Confectionery, in Phoenix for the first time.