Crook County, Wyoming

Crook County

Crook County was established on December 08, 1875 (organized 1885) from Laramie County and Albany County. The county was named in honor of General George Crook (1828–1890), who served in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars..

Currently the Crook County Seat can be found in Sundance and the county government website is http://www.crookcounty.wy.gov/

Areas neighboring Crook County are Campbell County (west), Weston County (south), Lawrence County, South Dakota (east), Butte County, South Dakota (east), Carter County, Montana (north), Powder River County, Montana (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Crook County consists of Hulett, Moorcroft, Pine Haven, Sundance.

Crook County vital records can be found at the Wyoming Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wyoming for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Crook County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wyomong Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Crook County consists of Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules exist for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Crook Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Crook Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Crook Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890. You will discover free downloadable and also printable census forms to help with your research.

Crook County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Crook County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Crook County Courthouse and Government Records


Crook County Courthouse

Researchers typically overlook the value of Crook County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogy and family history details. Buried away in Wyoming courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of countless Wyoming inhabitants. The possibilities are very good that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least some facets of their lives in the Crook County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Make sure you call the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will assist men and women in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the person to do the researching.

The below information and facts denotes what birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Crook County. The years suggested below tend to be the first recognized records data in this county.

  • Crook County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 309 E Cleveland St, Sundance, WY 82729
    • Phone: (307) 283-2929
  • Crook County Clerk & Recorder's Office responsibilities which include maintaining records of land transactions (deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mineral leases, etc) and ssue Wyoming Marriage Licenses.
    • Marriage Records: 1885
    • Land Records: 1884
  • Crook County Clerk of District Court has many responsibilities which include the administration of estates, probate of wills, the appointment of guardians and is responsible for filing and maintaining records of all court proceedings and documents of both civil and criminal nature.
    • Probate Records: 1886
    • Court Records: 1886

Crook County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Crook County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is simply a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Crook County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Crook Co. WY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Crook Co. WY Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Crook Co. WY Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Crook Co. WY Census Records

Crook Co. WY Church & Cemeteries

Crook Co. WY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Crook Co. WY General and History Websites

Crook Co. WY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Crook Co. WY Military Records

Crook Co. WY Schools & Directories

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