Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Crook County Records Inventory
Justice Court Case Files
Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Justice Transcripts [Court], 1898-1918 (.35 cu.ft.).
Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Circuit Court Downstairs Vault:
[Justice Court Case Files-Prineville Precinct No. 1], 1927-1930, 1934-1940 (2.10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
[Justice Court Case Records-trifolded], 1903-1910 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Justice Court Transcripts-District No. 1-trifolded], 1898-1900 (.05 cu.ft.);
Justice Transcripts [District No. 1-trifolded], 1885-1905 (.10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Circuit Court Storage Cage:
Criminal Files Criminal & Justice Cases & Indictments [Circuit Court and Justice Court], 1883-1917 (2 cu.ft.).