Place:Crook, Wyoming, United States

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Crook County is a county located in the northeastern section of the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,083, making it the third-least populous county in Wyoming. Its county seat is Sundance.

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History

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Crook County was created by on the legislature of the Wyoming Territory on December 8, 1868, from portions of Albany and Laramie Counties.

Crook County was named for Brigadier General George Crook, a commander during the Indian Wars. In 1890, Crook County lost territory when Weston County was created. Campbell County was formed with land ceded by Crook County in 1911.

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Date Event Source
1875 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1884 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1886 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1886 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 239
1890 2,338
1900 3,137
1910 6,492
1920 5,524
1930 5,333
1940 5,463
1950 4,738
1960 4,691
1970 4,535
1980 5,308
1990 5,294

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