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Crook County, Oregon
Map of Oregon highlighting Crook County
Location in the state of Oregon
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Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Founded October 24, 1882
County Seat Prineville
Address Crook County Courthouse
300 NE 3rd, Rm 3
Prineville, OR 97754
Named for: Gen. George Crook


County Courthouse

Crook County Courthouse
300 East  3rd Street
Prineville, Or 97754
Phone: 541-447-6555

County Clerk has birth records 1907-1941, death records 1907-1939,marriage, divorce, probate and court records[1]

County Records Inventory listing the records held at the CrookCounty Court House as of June 2008.

Crook County Court is structured differently. Check the County Records Inventory link for addresses for location of records (left column).

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Historical Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Crook County, Oregon
Named for Gen. George Crook, American general in Civil War and Indian Wars.

Parent County

24 October 1882: Crook county was created from Wasco County. [2]

Boundary Changes

17 February 1899: Wheeler County was set off.

12 December 1914: Jefferson County was set off

13 December 1916: Deschutes County was set off.

Places / Localities

The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Trivia Tidbits

Information about localities, too small or too brief to describe in separate pages. Exception to this are Post Offices. > Trivia Tidbits


Archives and Libraries



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  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property


Military History and Records



Rivers and Waterways

Details about the rivers and waterways where farms and settlements are often found along them. >> Rivers and Waterways


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crook County, Oregon page 572, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. WorldCat 50140092FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)


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