Crook County, Oregon Genealogy Guide

Crook County, Oregon (Map It) was created on October 24, 1882 from Wasco County. The county was named in honor of George Crook (1828 - 1890), a U.S. Army officer who served in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. Learn More About State of Oregon History.

Crook County is bordered by Deschutes County (southwest), Jefferson County (north), Wheeler County (north), Grant County (east), Harney County (southeast).

Crook County Cities and Towns include Prineville. A Map of Crook County, Oregon contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Crook County, Oregon Courthouse Records

Crook County, Oregon Courthouse
Crook County, OR Courthouse

The Crook County Courthouse is located in Prineville, Oregon. Learn More About State of Oregon Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Crook county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Crook County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1882 and Land Records from 1864. The County Clerk has many duties which include vital statistics (births, deaths, marriage) and keeps a permanent public record of real estate transactions.
  • Crook County Circuit Court Clerk has Court Records from 1882 and Probate Records from 1882. The County Circuit Court Clerk has general jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, and typically handle cases beyond the jurisdiction of other courts. Circuit Courts also handle divorce, child custody, disputes over title to land, probate matters, juvenile cases, guardianship, adoption, involuntary commitment, and requests for injunctions.
  • Crook County Records Inventory The Oregon Historical County Records Guide includes descriptions and listings for each type of record in the inventory. Each series description includes a title and a description of how the records are used (function); types of records that may be included in each category (physical content); type of information that may be found (informational content)

Crook County, Oregon Census Records

Crook County, Oregon Vital Records

Crook County, Oregon Resources

Crook County, Oregon External Links

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