County Seat: Prescott
Founded: 1864
Area: 8,124 square miles
Population: 211,033 (2010)
Other Major Cities: Camp Verde, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, Jerome, Sedona (partial)
Geographic Highlights: Throw a rock in Yavapai County and you’re bound to hit something spectacular: the red rocks of Sedona, the lakes of the Prescott area, Montezuma Castle
National Monument and Castle Hot Springs, to name a few. Of course, we don’t endorse rock-throwing as a general practice.