Mayer is located in Yavapai County north of Phoenix between Prescott and Cordes Junction along Highway 69 near the Prescott National Forest. The town is located in the foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains near Big Bug Creek. The 1.2 million acre Prescott National Forest is just to the west of town. Mayer is 70 miles north of Phoenix and 25 miles southeast of Prescott.
Mayer is an unincorporated town that draws many individuals to its cool mountain setting. The town sits at an elevation of 4,370 feet. The climate is mild all year round with a winter low temperature of 23 degrees and summer high temperature of 85 degrees.
Joseph Mayer came to the area in 1881. He built a store and a saloon. Later, he established a Wells Fargo stage station. The station was built along the line between Phoenix and Prescott. After a period of time, the town was named after him.
Today Mayer is a growing community. The town holds the Mayer Daze Celebration in June.
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