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Guide to Crook County, Oregon ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Crook County, Oregon
Map
Map of Oregon highlighting Crook County
Location in the state of Oregon
Map of the U.S. highlighting Oregon
Location of Oregon in the U.S.
Facts
Founded October 24, 1882
County Seat Prineville
Courthouse
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Address Crook County Courthouse
300 NE 3rd, Rm 3
Prineville, OR 97754
Website: www.co.crook.or.us
Named for: Gen. George Crook
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Description[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for George Crook, a U.S. Army officer who served in the American Civil War and various Indian Wars. The County is located in the central area of the state. [1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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[2]

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).


Crook County, Oregon Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1907 1883 1907 1882 1882 1883 1845
Statewide registration for births and deaths in 1903. General compliance year unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.


Parent County[edit | edit source]

24 October 1882: Crook county was created from Wasco County. [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

17 February 1899: Wheeler County was set off.

12 December 1914: Jefferson County was set off

13 December 1916: Deschutes County was set off.

For animated maps illustrating Oregon County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Oregon County Boundary Maps" (1843-1975) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator

The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
  • Forest Crossing
  • Lone Pine
  • O'Neil


Trivia Tidbits[edit | edit source]

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ORGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ORGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
ORGravestones
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See Oregon Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Grant CountyHarney CountyLake CountyDeschutes CountyJefferson CountyWheeler CountyOR CROOK.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Oregon Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites.

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Rivers and Waterways[edit | edit source]

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

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See also How to order Oregon Vital Records, order electronically online or download an application for Oregon Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

Delayed Birth Certificates


Birth Registers

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

  1. 1826-1975 - Oregon, United States Marriages at FindMyPast — index $
  2. Extractions of early marriages are listed on the Western States Marriage Index
  3. Marriage Index 1885-1896 Actually is a book of affiants reporting the marriages. Historical Records Collection

Death Records[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Crook County Historical Society
246 North Main Street
Prineville, Oregon 97754
Telephone: 541-447-3715
Website


Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Crook, Oregon" in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crook_County,_Oregon accessed 27 Nov 2018
  2. 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.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crook County, Oregon . Page 572-574 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 563-564.
  4. WorldCat 50140092FHL CollectionHandybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Crook County, Oregon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crook_County,_Oregon, accessed 3 October 2018.