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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Crook County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on a June 2008 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Crook County Web site: http://www.co.crook.or.us/.

A.R. Bowman Museum: 246 N Main St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Assessor's Office: 200 NE 2nd St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Cecil Sly Elementary School: No public access. Contact the school district administration office;
Clerk's Office and Vaults: Courthouse: 300 NE 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Commission on Children and Families Office: 205 NE 4th St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Crook County Archives Center: No public access. Contact the appropriate functional office (e.g., trial court, assessor, etc);
Crook County Courthouse: 300 NE 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building: No public access. Contact the museum;
Crook County Fair Office: 1280 S Main St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Crook County School District Technology Services Building: No public access. Contact the school district administration office;
GIS Department Office: Chukar Point Building, 267 NE 2nd St, Suite 200, Prineville, OR 97754;
Mental Health Office: 203 N Court St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Oregon State Sheriffs' Association Museum: 330 Hood St NE, Salem, OR 97303;
Planning Department Offices: Courthouse: 300 NE 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Road Department Yard, Records Storage Units: No public access. Contact the appropriate functional office (e.g., clerk, assessor, etc);
Surveyor's Office: Chukar Point Building, 267 NE 2nd St, Suite 100, Prineville, OR 97754;
Tax Collector's Office: 200 NE 2nd St, Prineville, OR 97754;
Trial Court Downstairs Vault: No public access. Contact the trial court office;
Trial Court Offices: Courthouse: 300 NE 3rd St, Prineville, OR 97754.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1951-[ongoing]

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

Records at the Crook County Assessor's Office:
[Aerial Photographs], 1974 (ca.400 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-Color], 1996 (ca.100 photographs).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Reception Room:
Prineville Aerial Photo [Wall Photograph], 2006 (1 photograph).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Aerial Photographs-includes watershed, airport, flood control, etc.], ca.1960-present (ca.100 maps and photographs).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office Map Cabinet:
Aerial Photos [Miscellaneous], 1974-2005 (ca.20 photographs);
Topo Maps [Aerial Photographs], 1985 (ca.10 photographs).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Planning Department Storage Cage:
[Aerial Photographs], 1976 (ca.25 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-Color], n.d. (ca.20 photographs).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 3:
Metsker's Map of Crook County [serves as key for aerial photographs], 1951 (1 map).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room:
[Aerial Photographs], 1957 (ca.600 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs Composite Index Photomap], 1951 (ca.25 photomaps); 1960 (1 photomap);
[Aerial Photographs-Large Format], 1943 (ca.100 photographs); 1951 (ca.750 photographs); 1960 (ca.200 photographs); 1994 (ca.30 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-Large Format Color], 1996-1998 (ca.16 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-Western Aerial Contractors], 1985 (ca.50 photographs);
[Prineville Area Aerial Composite Wall Mosaic Photographs], 1973 (24 photographs).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room, Gray Hanging Plat Cabinets:
[Aerial Photographs-Large Format], 1951 (ca.1000 photographs).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Prineville Aerial Photos [rolled], ca.1951 (2 photographs).

 

Animal Bounty Records

1899-1948

Series documents the payment of county and state bounty money to individuals who presented the scalps and other prescribed body parts of targeted predatory animals. The program was intended to control the threat to livestock. Examples of targeted animals include coyote, cougar, mountain lion, panther, wildcat, bobcat, lynx, and wolf. Records include registers, affidavits, certificates, and statements. Information includes claimant and affiant names; kind of animal; number of scalps; date killed or presented; and number, amount, and date of warrant. The records are also referred to as scalp bounty records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Register of Bounty Claims, vol. 1, 1899-1902 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Bounty Reports [Predatory Animals], 1944-1946 (.20 cu.ft.);
Exhibit of Rodent Bounty Warrants, vol. 1, 1916-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Rabbit Bounty Fund Warrants, vol. 1, 1916-1918 (1 volume);
Scalp Bounty Warrant, 1901-1902 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
[Bounty Record-Animal Scalp-T18], 1909-1948 (1 volume).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1870-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1908 (1 volume); 1910 (2 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1883 (1 reel of microfilm); 1884 (1 volume); 1885 (2 volumes); 1886 (2 volumes); 1887 (3 volumes); 1888 (2 volumes); 1889 (2 volumes); 1890 (3 volumes); 1891 (3 volumes); 1892 (2 volumes); 1893 (2 volumes); 1894 (1 volume); 1896 (1 volume); 1897 (2 volumes); 1898 (1 volume); 1899 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume); 1903 (1 volume); 1905 (2 volumes);
Assessment Roll of Wasco County [includes Crook County area], 1882 (1 reel of microfilm);
Delinquent Tax Roll, 1885 (1 reel of microfilm); 1881 (1 volume); 1883 (2 volumes); 1887-1892 (1 volume); 1893-1896 (1 volume);
Tax Collection Register, 1895 (1 volume);
Tax Roll, 1894 (1 volume); 1895 (1 volume); 1896 (1 volume); 1898 (1 volume); 1899 (1 volume); 1900 (1 volume); 1903 (1 volume);
Search for 1885 Crook County assessment records in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index Alphabetical [to Assessment Rolls], 1913 (1 volume);
Index [to Assessment Rolls], 1912 (1 volume);
[Ochoco Irrigation District Assessment Roll], 1973-1982 (1 inch of aperture cards);
Tax Levys [includes tax summaries], 1918-1945 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Tax Collector's Office:
Crook County Microfilm [Assessment and Tax Roll], 1915, 1920, 1925, 1930, 1935, 1940-1971 (12 inches of microfiche);
Crook County Microfilm [Assessment Roll], 1882-1883, 1901-1902, 1904 (134 sheets of microfiche);
Crook County Microfilm [Delinquent Roll-title varies], 1885 (4 sheets of microfiche);
Crook County Microfilm [Numerical Index-to Assessment and Tax Roll], 1915 (14 sheets of microfiche);
Crook County Microfilm [Sheriff's Assessment Roll], 1883-1884 (19 sheets of microfiche);
[Index for Microfilm-Assessment and Tax Rolls], 1882-1971 (1 binder);
Tax Rolls [includes related records], 1980-1993 (5 inches of microfilm jackets); 1993-2006 (9 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Crook County Assessor's Office:
Assessment Rolls, 1982-2003 (9 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Assessor's Storage Cage:
Assessment and Tax Roll [title varies], 1916 (2 volumes); 1930 (2 volumes); 1934-1935 (3 volumes); 1939-1940 (1 volume); 1940-1941 (1 volume); 1942-1943 (3 volumes);
Index to All Tax Rolls, 1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Tax Rolls], 1881-1996 (7 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Geographical Index [Assessment Roll Index], 1917-1920 (5 volumes);
Numerical Index [Assessment Roll Index], 1908-1909, 1912-1914 (5 volumes);
[Assessment Roll Index], 1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Small Storage Room:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1909 (2 volumes); 1911 (5 volumes); 1912 (7 volumes); 1913 (8 volumes); 1914 (7 volumes); 1915 (7 volumes); 1916 (3 volumes); 1917 (4 volumes); 1918 (4 volumes); 1919 (4 volumes); 1920 (4 volumes); 1921 (3 volumes); 1922 (3 volumes); 1923 (3 volumes); 1924 (3 volumes); 1925 (3 volumes); 1926 (3 volumes); 1927 (3 volumes); 1928 (3 volumes); 1929 (3 volumes); 1931 (3 volumes); 1932 (4 volumes); 1933 (4 volumes);
Assessment and Tax Roll Sheriff's Roll, 1911 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll, 1883 (2 volumes); 1884 (1 volume); 1901 (2 volumes); 1902 (2 volumes); 1904 (2 volumes); 1906 (2 volumes); 1907 (2 volumes); 1928 (1 volume);
[Assessment Roll of Wasco County-includes Crook County area], 1882 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Collection Register, 1918-1926 (1 volume);
Numerical Index [Assessment Roll], 1915 (1 volume);
Summary of Delinquent Rolls [Tax], 1910-1914 (2 volumes);
Tax Collection Register, 1894 (1 volume); 1896 (1 volume); 1897 (1 volume); 1899 (1 volume); 1901 (1 volume); 1902 (1 volume); 1909 (1 volume);
Tax Ledger, 1903 (1 volume);
Tax Roll, 1906 (2 volumes); 1921 (1 volume); 1922 (1 volume); 1923 (1 volume); 1924 (1 volume); 1936 (4 volumes); 1937 (4 volumes); 1938 (4 volumes); 1939 (4 volumes);
Town Lots [Assessment and Tax Roll], 1925 (1 volume); 1926 (1 volume); 1927 (1 volume); 1929 (1 volume); 1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room:
Assessment and Tax Summaries [on columnar pads-title varies], 1941-1958 (.80 cu.ft.);
Assessor's Index, 1921-1942 (3 volumes);
Farm Use Deferral Roll [Assessment], 1969-1972 (1 volume).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Assessment Record [Roll-T11 to T14], 1882-1884 (4 volumes).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum, Library:
Oregon Archives of Crook County [Abstracts-of coroner's reports, assessment, delayed birth, marriage, and other records-from records held at the Oregon State Archives], ca.1870-ca.1921 (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
Property Research Tool [includes assessment, tax, tax lot, and zoning information-searchable] n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1913-1964

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Record of Assumed Business Names [title varies-with index], vol. 1-3, 1913-1964 (3 volumes).

 

Attachment Records

1885-1952

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Certificate of Attachment Real Estate [with index] vol. 2, 1909-1952 (1 volume);
Certificates of Attachment From Outside Countries [actually Counties], 1914-1920 (.05 cu.ft.);
Certificates of Attachment, vol. A, 1885-1893 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Transcript of Cases [includes attachments, executions, water rights, and circuit court journal and register entries], vol. 1, 1887-1910 (1 volume).

 

Birth Records

1886-1939

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Also see Delayed Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Birth [Index of Records of Births], 1907-1939 (1 volume);
Birth [Record of Births-Certificates], 1916-1921 (3 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Elections Vault:
Record of Births, 1907-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Record of Births], 1907-1916 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum, Library:
Births in Crook County [Abstracts], 1886-1937 (1 binder);
Record of Births [Crook County], 1915-1918 (1 volume).

 

Census Records

1905-1930

Series documents the population, property, and agricultural production of the county. Records may include census rolls and abstracts, farm schedules, abstract of assessment and census, enumeration of inhabitants and industrial products, and enumeration of inhabitants and military enrollment. Information includes number of males and females per age category; head of household; name, age, and gender of household members; occupation and relationship of household members to head of household; and description and value of real and personal property. Information may also include nationality, physical description, birthplace, health, and religion of household members and agricultural production statistics.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Census [Report by Precincts], 1930 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Crook County Census Records, 1920 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum, Library:
Census [State Census of Crook County], 1905 (1 volume).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1882-1985

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Circuit Court Exhibits [includes primarily bank, insurance policy, and business journals, registers, and ledgers related to various cases], 1910-1933 (24 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Files [indexes circuit court, county court, probate, and road case files], vol. 1, ca.1882-ca.1921 (1 volume);
J.H. Haner vs. Crook County [Circuit Court Case Records], no. 2086, n.d. (5 volumes);
Old State Cases [Circuit Court Criminal Case Files], 1909-1917 (.30 cu.ft.);
Register Circuit Court [with index-also indexes case files], 1882-1891 (1 volume);
State Cases [Circuit Court Criminal Case Files], 1913-1919 (.20 cu.ft.);
Suits [Circuit Court Case Index], ca.1891-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Downstairs Vault:
Circuit Court Aperture Cards [Case Files], no. 5676-13440, 1953-1982 (8 feet of aperture cards);
[Circuit Court Case Files-with gaps and overlaps], no. 4169-4218, 1933-1934 (1 cu.ft.); no. 4294-4410, 1936-1939 (1.25 cu.ft.); no. 4558-4883, 1941-1947 (3 cu.ft.);
[Circuit Court Case Files-with gaps], no. 1-155, 1883-1886 (1.50 cu.ft.); no. 5618-13967, 1952-1983 (ca.130 cu.ft.);
Miscl. [includes miscellaneous circuit court orders, and motions-title varies], 1977-1978 (2 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Circuit Court Register [with index-also indexes case files], vol. 2-13, 1891-1983 (2.50 inches of microfilm jackets);
Circuit Registers/Actions [with index-also indexes case files], 1983-1985 (.50 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 4558-6174, 1941-ca.1956 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Assorted Circuit Court Files [Case-with gaps], no. 2279-7227, 1907-1963 (1 cu.ft.);
Circuit Court Dupe Cards [Case Files-duplicates], no. 5676-12059, 1953-1980 (7 feet of aperture cards);
Circuit Court Judgment Rolls [includes other circuit court case files-with gaps], no. 156-4750, 1886-1944 (51 cu.ft.);
Civil Files [Circuit Court Case Files-includes other circuit court case files], no. 4884-5617, 1948-1953 (8 cu.ft.); no. 7486-7575, 1965 (1.25 cu.ft.).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1882-1985

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Circuit Court Microfilm-Register], vol. 2-10, 1891-1975 (1 inch of microfiche);
Register Circuit Court [with index-also indexes case file], 1882-1891 (1 volume);
Trial Record, vol. 1, 1937-1964 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Circuit Court Register [with index], vol. 2-13, 1891-1983 (2.50 inches of microfilm jackets);
Circuit Registers/Actions [Court-with index], 1983-1985 (24 sheets of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Small Storage Room:
Criminal Trial Docket [includes only one page of entries], 1913 (1 volume);
Trial Record [Circuit Court], vol. 4, 1980-1984 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Transcript of Cases [includes attachments, executions, water rights, and circuit court journal and register entries], vol. 1, 1887-1910 (1 volume);
Trial Calendar [Circuit and County Courts], 1883-1904 (1 volume);
Trial Calendar Circuit Court, vol. 2-4, 1904-1944 (3 volumes);
Trial Calendar [includes civil cases], 1883-1904 (1 volume);
Trial Record, vol. 2-3, 1965-1980 (2 volumes).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1883-1972

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Circuit Court Journal [boxed], 1971-1972 (9 inches of aperture cards);
Circuit Court Journ'l [Journal-with index]. vol. 3, 1895-1901 (1 volume);
Journal Circuit Court [with index], vol. 1, 1883-1889 (1 volume);
Journal of Circuit Court [with index], vol. 2, 1889-1895 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Circuit Court Journal [with index], vol. 4-39, 1901-1971 (36 volumes);
Transcript of Cases [includes attachments, executions, water rights, and circuit court journal and register entries], vol. 1, 1887-1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Circuit Court Journal-with index], vol. 15-27, 1941-1962 (6 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1882-1971

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, type of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Clerk Miscellaneous Record Book, 1882-1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Miscellaneous Record [with index], vol. 2-7, 1906-1971 (6 volumes);
Records Miscellaneous [with index], vol. 1, 1883-1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Miscellaneous Record], vol. 4-6, 1915-1964 (2 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1982-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

Since 1982 deeds, mortgages, mining claims, and military discharges have been recorded in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments. Since 1984 indexes have been maintained on computer and index printouts are available in the clerk's office.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Buyer List [Clerk's Recorded Instruments Index-Indirect], 1990-1992 (1 volume of computer printouts);
[Clerk's Recorded Instruments-Scanned], no. 180883-206975, 2003-2005 (35 reels of microfilm);
Direct Seller [Clerk's Recorded Instruments Index], 1993-2005 (11 volumes of computer printouts);
Indirect Buyer [Clerk's Recorded Instruments Index], 1993-2005 (11 volumes of computer printouts);
MF [Microfiche Records-Clerk's Recorded Instruments], no. 65702-181482, 1982-2003 (28 inches of microfiche);
Seller List [Clerk's Recorded Instruments Index-Direct], 1990-1992 (1 volume of computer printouts).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Microfilm Numbers [Clerk's Recorded Instruments], no. 122234-181482, 1995-2003 (28 inches microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Wooden Cabinet:
[Clerk's Recorded Instruments], no. 65702-181482, 1982-2003 (28 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Crook County Assessor's Office:
Microfilm Cards [Clerk's Recorded Instruments-convenience copies], no. 90012-181482, 1989-2003 (24 inches of microfiche and microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Clerk's Recorded Instruments], no. 65702-181482, 1982-2003 (38 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Clerk's Recorded Instruments-Scanned], no. 180883-206975, 2003-2005 (35 reels of microfilm).

 

Corner Survey Records

1908-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Corner survey information is indexed in a searchable database at the surveyor's office.

Records at the Chukar Point Building, Crook County Surveyor's Office:
Corner Monument [Restoration Field Books], vol. 1-37, 1986-present (45 volumes);
Corner Restoration Index Map [modified Metsker's wall map], ca.1964-present (1 map);
County Corner Forms [Restoration], ca.1964-present (25 volumes);
[Filed Surveys-includes corner survey forms], 1908-2007 (32 inches of aperture cards);
Permanent Surveys [Record-includes plats, field notes, and corner restoration information], 1908-1953 (1 volume).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1870-1950

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Coroner Inquests, 1883-1904 (.15 cu.ft.);
Search for 1883-1904 Crook County coroner's reports in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Coroner's Inquest [Records-trifolded], 1902-1950 (.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum, Library:
Oregon Archives of Crook County [Abstracts-of coroner's reports, assessment, delayed birth, marriage, and other records-from records held at the Oregon State Archives], ca.1870-ca.1921 (1 binder).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Coroner's Reports [Abstracts], 1882-1950 (US GenWeb Project).

 

County Budgets

1949-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Beginning in circa 1914 county budgets were recorded in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Budget Allowance and Expenditures-Crook County], 1949-1963 (1 volume);
Crook County Budget, 2007-2008 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Crook County Budget, 1998-2007 (10 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Clerk's Storage Cage:
Crook County Budget, 1983-1984 (1 volume); 1995-1998 (3 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Adopted Budget [County], 1996-1997 (1 binder);
Budgets [County], 1972-1980 (1.20 cu.ft.).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1882-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Minutes, 1913-1914 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Commissioner's Docket, vol. 3, 1912-1914 (1 volume);
Commissioner's Journal [divided volume-with index], 1882-1892 (2 volumes);
Commissioners Journals, vol. 8-9, 1952-ca.1983 (3 inches of aperture cards);
Commmissioners' Journal [with index], vol. 2-14, 1892-2006 (13 volumes);
County Court [Proceedings-trifolded-title varies], 1906-1994 (13.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
County Court Minutes [title varies], 1994-present (24 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Commissioner's Jnl.-Journal-with index], vol. 8-9, 1952-1983 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Commissioners' Journal-with index], vol. 3-8, 1899-1971 (3 reels of microfilm);
[County Court CJ-Commissioner's Journal-Minutes], 1994-2003 (4 inches of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Commissioner's Docket, vol. 1-3, 1891-1907 (3 volumes); 1907-1912 (1 volume); vol. 4-7, 1914-1971 (4 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
County Court Minutes, 2006-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1908-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Beginning in 1882 county orders, ordinances, and resolutions were recorded in the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Comp Plan Appendix A & B & City of Prineville-Ordinance 149 [Codified Comprehensive Plan], vol. 2, 2003-present (1 binder);
Comp. Plan Ordinance 17 [Comprehensive], 1978-present (4 binders);
Crook County Code Ordinance 149, vol. 1, 2004-present (1 binder);
Index Ordinances [Inventory-County], 1957-2004 (1 binder);
Orders, 1908-present (3.50 cu.ft.);
Orders Ordinances [Planning Commission Ordinances-includes zoning and comprehensive plan], 1957-1978 (4 inches of aperture cards);
Ordinance 18 [Zoning], 1978-present (1 binder);
Ordinance 19 [Land Development-includes subdivision information], 1978-present (1 binder);
Ordinance 145 [includes codified zoning, land development, and subdivision information], 2003-present (1 binder);
Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information-with index], 1957-present (1 cu.ft.);
Resolutions, 1908-2001 (.75 cu.ft.);
Resolutions and Orders [Index], 1921-2004 (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Zoning [Crook County Zoning Ordinance], 1973 (1 volume);
Zoning [Regulations], 1973-1977 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Ordinance #17 Comprehensive Plan, 1978-present (2 binders);
Ordinance #18 Land Use Zoning, 1978-present (2 binders);
Ordinance #19 Partitioning, ca.1977-present (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
17 [County Comprehensive Plan Ordinance Amendment Records], 1978-present (.75 cu.ft.);
18 [County Zoning Ordinance Amendment Records], ca.1975-present (1 cu.ft.);
19 [County Land Development Ordinance Amendment Records], 1978-present (.25 cu.ft.);
Crook County Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land development ordinances], ca.1975-present (1 binder);
County Ordinances, ca.1973-present (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Resolutions, Ordinances & County Orders/Amendments], 1985-1990 (.25 inch microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
Crook County Code [includes zoning, subdivision, and partition ordinance information], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1957-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Comp Plan Appendix A & B & City of Prineville-Ordinance 149 [Codified Comprehensive Plan], vol. 2, 2003-present (1 binder);
Comp. Plan Ordinance 17 [Comprehensive], 1978-present (4 binders);
Orders Ordinances [Planning Commission Ordinances-includes zoning and comprehensive plan], 1957-1978 (4 inches of aperture cards);
Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information-with index], 1957-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Comprehensive Plan [Comprehensive Plan to 1985], 1973-1985 (1 volume);
Comprehensive Plan [Crook County Prineville Area Comprehensive Plan], 1978 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Ordinance #17 Comprehensive Plan, 1978-present (2 binders).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
17 [County Comprehensive Plan Ordinance Amendment Records], 1978-present (.75 cu.ft.);
Crook County Comprehensive Plan [Codified], 1978-2003 (1 binder);
Crook County Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land development ordinances], ca.1975-present (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Planning Department Storage Cage:
Comp Plan Years [County Comprehensive Plan-includes older printed versions], 1972, 1978, 1985, 1991 (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
Comprehensive Plan [with maps and appendices], 1978-present (Internet).

 

County Court Case Files

1882-1921

Series documents the actions of the county court in civil and some criminal cases. Records include complaints, judgments, decrees, summonses, warrants, affidavits, writs, and an index. County court cases include spousal support, employment compensation, satisfaction of judgments, and divorce. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; case type; and filing dates of actions and decrees.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Court Cases [Files-trifolded], no. 1-435, 1882-1919 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Index to Files [indexes circuit court, county court, probate, and road case files], vol. 1, ca.1882-ca.1921 (1 volume);
Old County Court Cases [Records], ca.1907-ca.1913 (.20 cu.ft.).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1883-1948

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Journal County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization information-with index], 1883-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
County Court Case Record [Index], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Small Storage Room:
Trial Calendar County Court, vol. 2, 1904-1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Register County Court [with index], 1883-1948 (1 volume);
Trial Calendar [Circuit and County Courts], 1883-1904 (1 volume).

 

County Fair Records

1913-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Crook County Fair [Program], 1999-present (4 volumes);
Fair Board Minutes [title varies], 1986-1994 (1 binder); 1995-2002 (1 binder); 2003 (1 binder); 2004 (1 binder); 2005-present (1 binder).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Crook County Fair [Premium Lists-includes Inter-State Fair Lists], 1913-1917, 1924-1927 (9 volumes).

 

County Officials Reports

1885-1996

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Reports from County Officers [Clerk and Sheriff], 1885-1893 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road Supervisors Reports, 1909-1915 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
[Officials Reports-Clerk, Sheriff, Treasurer], 1898-1910 (.20 cu.ft.);
[Road Supervisors' Reports-interfiled with related records], ca.1895-1912 (.60 cu.ft.);
Road Supr. Reports [Supervisor], ca.1894-ca.1900 (.05 cu.ft.);
Road Supr. [Supervisor's Reports], 1899 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Semi-annual Financial Report-Treasurer, Clerk, Sheriff], 1902-1915 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
Treasurer's Monthly Reports [includes related records], 1965-1996 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Annual Report of School Superintendent, 1899 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1907-1939

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Deaths [Index of Records of Deaths], 1916-1939 (1 volume);
Deaths [Record of Deaths], 1918-1921 (1 volume);
Deaths [Record of Deaths-District No. 177], 1916-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Elections Vault:
Record of Deaths, 1907-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Record of Deaths], 1907-1916 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum, Library:
Record of Births [Crook County-photocopies], 1907-1916 (1 binder).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1864-[ongoing]

Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1982 deeds have been recorded in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Deeds [includes road right of way, tax, and quit claim deeds as well as agreements], ca.1922-ca.1978 (.35 cu.ft.);
Deed Record [divided volumes-title varies], vol. 1, 1882-1887 (2 volumes); vol. 4, 1889-1892 (3 volumes); vol. 5, 1892-1896 (2 volumes);
Deed Record Prior to County Formation, vol. 2, 1864-1881 (1 volume);
Deed Record, vol. 6-105, 1896-1971 (100 volumes);
Deeds, no. 14412-65688, 1971-1982 (10 feet of aperture cards);
Direct Index [Deed], ca.1864-ca.1896 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. 1-6, 1864-1984 (6 volumes);
Index to Deeds Indirect, vol. 1-6, 1864-1984 (6 volumes);
Indirect Index [Deed], ca.1864-ca.1896 (1 volume);
Record of Deeds, vol. 3, 1887-1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Deeds [Crook County Deeds and Easements], 1908-present (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Deed Books], vol. 97-105, ca.1967-1971 (1 inch microfilm jackets);
[Deeds], vol. 1-85, 1864-1961 (85 reels of microfilm); no. 14412-65688, 1971-1982 (10 feet of aperture cards);
[Index to Deeds], vol. 1-5, 1864-ca.1971 (5 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Recorded Deeds, 1883-1906 (1 cu.ft.).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1856-1964

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Birth Petitions [includes decrees and related records-documents births from ca.1856-ca.1910-alphabetical-trifolded], 1943-1963 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Elections Vault:
[Delayed Birth Registration Index], 1943-1964 (1 volume).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum, Library:
Oregon Archives of Crook County [Abstracts-of coroner's reports, assessment, delayed birth, marriage, and other records-from records held at the Oregon State Archives], ca.1870-ca.1921 (1 binder);
Oregon Archives of Crook County Delayed Births [Abstracts-from records held at the Oregon State Archives], ca.1871-ca.1902 (1 binder).

 

Election Poll Books

1900-1933

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
General Register, 1902, 1912 (2 volumes);
Irrigation Districts [includes voters' lists and poll books], 1915-1933 (.30 cu.ft.);
Official Register of Electors, 1900 (1 volume); 1904 (1 volume); 1906 (1 volume); 1908 (1 volume); 1910 (1 volume); 1914 (1 volume);
Voters' List and Poll Book [Newsom Precinct-unbound], 1916-1922 (5 volumes).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1884-1972

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Election Record, vol. 2, 1950-1972 (1 volume);
Record of Elections, vol. 1, 1884-1918 (1 volume).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1911-1953

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Register of Farm Names, vol. 1, 1911-1953 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1864-1957

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Patent Record [title varies], vol. 1-8, 1904-1952 (8 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Patent Record], vol. 1-8, 1904-1952 (5 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Recorded U.S. Patents, 1897-1905 (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1896-1940

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
[Certificate of Sale For Taxes], 1896-1900 (.15 cu.ft.);
Certificate of Sale for Taxes [Stubs], 1899-1903 (1 volume);
[Certificate of Tax Delinquency], 1915-1921 (2 volumes);
Redemption Certificates, 1912-1928 (1 volume);
Tax Sale Redemption Certificate [Stubs], 1903-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Small Storage Room:
Certificate of Sale for Taxes [Stubs], 1901-1905 (1 volume);
Certificate of Tax Delinquency, 1908-1913 (1 volume);
Delinquency Certificates Issued to the County, vol. 1, 1908-1913 (1 volume);
Redemption Certificates, 1913-1940 (1 volume).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Sale for Taxes [Record-T15], 1901 (1 volume).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1997-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

The county court acts as the board of health for Crook County. Mental health and alcohol and drug prevention services are contracted through Lutheran Community Services Northwest in Prineville.

Records at the Crook County Mental Health Office:
Mental Health Advisory Board LADPC Min. [Minutes-includes Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee information], 1998-2007 (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Commission on Children and Families Office:
CCF Board Meetings [Commission on Children and Families Minutes], 2004-present (5 binders).

Records at the Crook County Commission on Children and Families Office, Rear Storage Room:
CCF Meetings [Commission on Children and Families Records-includes minutes], 1999-2001 (3 binders); 2003 (1 binder);
CCF Monthly Mtg Pkt [Commission on Children and Families Meeting Packets-includes minutes and related records], 1997 (.05 cu.ft);
Commission Meeting Minutes [includes related records], 2001-2002 (1 binder).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1883-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 92.496.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Court Journal Commitments, vol. 2, 1927-1974 (1 volume);
Insane Cases [Records], 1903-1947 (.30 cu.ft.);
Insane Papers, 1948-1957 (.30 cu.ft.);
Insane Records, 1883-1930 (.35 cu.ft.);
Journal County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization information-with index], 1883-1927 (1 volume);
Mental Cases [Records], 1957-1980 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office, File Vault:
[Mental Commitment Case Files], no. 83.18M-08MH.0004, 1983-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Involuntary Commitment [Mental Commitment Case Files], 1973-1981 (1 cu.ft.).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1883-1959

Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Circuit Court Execution Docket [with index], 1883-1897 (1 volume);
Index of Circuit Court Judgment Docket, 1883-1913 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket, 1883-1913 (1 volume);
Judgment Docket County Court [with index], 1883-1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Circuit Court Judgment Docket, vol. 2, 1912-1959 (12 sheets of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Judgment Docket], vol. 2, 1912-1959 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Liens [Judgment Lien Record], 1911-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Circuit Court Execution Docket [with index], vol. 2-3, 1897-1926 (2 volumes);
Transcript of Cases [includes attachments, executions, water rights, and circuit court journal and register entries], vol. 1, 1887-1910 (1 volume).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1885-1940

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, Trial 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], 1903-1910 (.05 cu.ft.);
Justice Transcripts [District No. 1], 1885-1905 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1881-1941

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Justice Docket [District No. 1-Prineville-with index], 1937-1938 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Circuit Court Final Record [actually Justice Docket, District No. 1-with index], vol. 1, 1896-1909 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building:
Justice Docket [District No. 1-Prineville], 1934-1941 (4 volumes).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
[City Docket-Justice-Prineville Recorder's Court-T25-with index], vol. 2, 1899-1903 (1 volume);
[City Docket-Justice-Prineville Recorder's Court-T26-with index], vol. 3, 1904-1911 (1 volume);
[City Docket-Justice-Prineville Recorder's Court-T27-with index], vol. 4, 1911-1914 (1 volume);
[City Docket-Justice-Prineville Recorder's Court-T28-with index], vol. 5, 1915-1934 (1 volume);
[City Docket-Justice-Prineville Recorder's Court-T34-with index], vol. 1, 1895-1899 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Prineville Precinct-T16], 1927-1933 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Prineville Precinct-T24-with index], 1938-1939 (1 volume);
Justice Docket [Prineville Recorder's Court], 1881-1889 (1 volume);
[Justice Docket-Prineville Recorder's Court], 1889-1894 (1 volume).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1869-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

The searchable Map Research GIS tool includes layers related to livestock, wildlife, railroads, roads, sewer and water lines, elevations, federal land, school boundaries, fire and parks districts, subdivisions, precincts, zoning, urban growth boundary, rivers, lakes, flood plains, and other features.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
CC Lands [Maps-includes surveys and partitions], 1924-1982 (ca.30 maps);
[Index to Plats], 1882-present (1 volume);
Land Partitions and Road Surveys [Index], ca.1978-ca.1994 (1 binder);
Land Partitions Road Surveys Boundary Line Adjustments [Index], 1997-2000 (1 binder);
Map Recordings Partition Plats Boundary Line Adjustments Road Surveys [Index], 2001-2006 (1 binder);
Maps Blueprints [Miscellaneous-includes road, road right of way, high school, subdivision, and flood control], 1938-1958 (ca.75 maps and drawings);
Miscellaneous [Plat Books], vol. 1-7, 1883-1982 (3 inches of aperture cards);
Ordinance 19 [Land Development-includes subdivision information], 1978-present (1 binder);
Ordinance 145 [includes codified zoning, land development, and subdivision information], 2003-present (1 binder);
Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information-with index], 1957-present (1 cu.ft.);
Partition Plat Index Boundary Line Surveys, 1990-1996 (1 binder);
Plat Cabinet [includes subdivision and partition plats, as well as road and boundary line adjustment surveys-with index], 1881-present (ca.2500 plats);
Plat Maps [Index-includes photocopies and notations], 1882-present (1 binder);
Surveys Partitions [includes subdivisions], 1972-1983 (5 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Subdivisions [Covenant and Restriction Records], ca.1969-present (.70 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
City of Prineville Subdivision and Road Map [Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map);
Crook County Subdivision and Road Map [Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Reception Room:
Alphabetical [Land Use Action Card Index], ca.1972-ca.2003 (.65 cu.ft.);
Legal Description [Land Use Action Card Index], ca.1972-ca.2003 (.65 cu.ft.);
Permits [Land Use Actions Register-includes subdivision and partition information], 1973-present (3 binders);
Subdivisions Crook County [Map], n.d. (1 map).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Ordinance #19 Partitioning, ca.1977-present (1 binder);
Subdivisions [Case Files-Alphabetical], ca.1972-present (16 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Storage Room:
LP [Land Partition Case Files], 1996-2000 (24 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
19 [County Land Development Ordinance Amendment Records], 1978-present (.25 cu.ft.);
Crook County Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land development ordinances], ca.1975-present (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Planning Department Storage Cage:
LP [Land Partition Case Files]. 1974-1996 (16 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
Land Partition and Surveys [includes some subdivision records], 1973-1982 (2 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room:
Plats [Subdivision-large volume], vol. 3, 1910-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes subdivision, vicinity, irrigation, forest, flood control, grazing, mining, Metsker's maps, roads, highways, etc.], ca.1869-1997 (ca.500 maps and drawings).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
Crook County Code [includes zoning, subdivision, and partition ordinance information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Download Maps [includes animal ranges, county zoning, destination resorts, enterprise zone, Prineville zoning and subdivisions], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Land Title Registers

1915-1938

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in Deeds and Indexes.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Town Lots, 1915 (1 volume); 1916 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Crook County Oregon [includes land ownership notations], 1938 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room:
[Township Acreage Plats-Office of State Forester-color shaded with black cover], n.d. (1 volume).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1869-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The searchable Map Research GIS tool includes layers related to livestock, wildlife, railroads, roads, sewer and water lines, elevations, federal land, school boundaries, fire and parks districts, subdivisions, precincts, zoning, urban growth boundary, rivers, lakes, flood plains, and other features. Many of the maps listed below that were created from 2002 to the present are available for purchase from the Crook County GIS Department.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
1910 [Assessor's Plat Book-by township and range], 1910 (1 volume);
Buildings [Plans-includes courthouse, jail, high school, and nursing home], 1904-1959 (ca.70 drawings);
CC Lands [Maps-includes surveys and partitions], 1924-1982 (ca.30 maps);
City Maps [Prineville], 1907-1965 (ca.20 maps);
Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan [Crook County-includes draft plan and maps], 1972 (2 volumes);
Destination Resort Overlay [Maps], 2002 (6 maps);
Index of Maps Clerk's Vault, 1902-2002 (1 binder);
Map of Prineville, 1922 (1 map);
Maps Blueprints [Miscellaneous-includes road, road right of way, high school, subdivision, and flood control], 1938-1958 (ca.75 maps and drawings);
Metsker's Atlas of Crook County Oregon [includes land ownership notations], 1938 (1 volume);
Misc. [Maps and Plans-includes airport, radio transmitter, gravel pit, 1990 precensus map], 1935-1991 (ca.30 maps and drawings);
Old Map of Crook County, 1919 (1 map);
Pre-1916 County [Maps-includes canals and irrigation], 1902-1910 (ca.30 maps);
Prineville [Map], 1951 (1 map);
[Rural Directory and Route Maps], 1974 (3 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
City of Prineville Map [Wall Map], 1951 (1 map);
Ochoco National Forest [Wall Map-includes district overlays], n.d. (1 map);
Voting Precincts [Crook County-Wall Map], 2005 (1 map).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Reception Room:
Crook County Destination Resort Overlay [Wall Map], 2006 (1 map);
Deer, Elk and Antelope Ranges [Wall Map], 2003 (1 map).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Aerial Photographs-includes watershed, airport, flood control, etc.], ca.1960-present (ca.100 maps and photographs);
[Wetlands Inventory Atlas-large scale], 1991 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office Map Cabinet:
Aerial Photos [contains land classification maps-Crooked River Project], 1957 (ca.75 maps);
Prineville Reservoir [Maps and Drawings], ca.1960-ca.1976 (ca.30 maps and drawings);
Topo Maps [U.S. Geological Survey Topographical], ca.1946-ca.1981 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Crook County Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (6 volumes);
Metsker's Map of Crook County [Wall Map], n.d. (1 map).

Records at the Chukar Point Building, Crook County Surveyor's Office:
[Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 1989 (.30 cu.ft.);
[Land Classification Plats-Ochoco Irrigation District], 1919 (1 volume);
[U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps], ca.1962-ca.1990 (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Assessor's Storage Cage:
Old Small Maps [Assessor's], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 3:
Flood Hazard Maps [Boundary-Federal Insurance Administration], 1977 (.70 cu.ft.);
Map of Prineville, 1967 (1 map).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
[Airport Plans], n.d. (3 drawings).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room:
Assessor's Plats [large volume], vol. 2, n.d. (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Crook County Oregon [with notations], 1943 (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room, Gray Hanging Plat Cabinets:
[Assessor's Maps-hand colored], n.d. (ca.35 maps).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Crook County Township Maps, 1921-1937 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Map of Crook County Oregon, 1935 (1 volume); 1943 (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes subdivision, vicinity, irrigation, forest, flood control, grazing, mining, Metsker's maps, etc.], ca.1869-1997 (ca.500 maps and drawings).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
Download Maps [includes animal ranges, county zoning, destination resorts, enterprise zone, Prineville zoning and subdivisions], n.d.-present (Internet);
Measure 37 Claimants Map [PDF], 2007 (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1882-19489

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Stock Inspector Livestock Sales and Transfer Record [includes brand information], 1887-1888 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Brands Etc. [Records-trifolded], 1913-1916 (.10 cu.ft.);
Records Brands [with index], vol. 1, 1882-1912 (1 volume);
Record of Marks & Brands, vol. 2, 1908-1913 (1 volume);
Record of Marks & Brands [with index], vol. 3, 1913-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room:
Alphabets Book II [Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands-alphabetical], 1940-1949 (1 binder);
Brand Record [with index], 1915-1940 (1 volume);
[Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands], 1940-1949 (1 binder);
Crook County Brands Symbols, vol. III, 1940-1948 (1 volume);
[Index Book-Alphabet and Symbols-Brands-on election registration blank pages], n.d. (1 binder).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Record of Marks and Brands, 1896-1897 (1 volume).

 

Marriage Records

1870-1975

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906 marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Marriage Records [with index], vol. 1-8, 1882-1961 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Marriage Record, 1882-1909 (1 volume);
[Marriage License Applications-includes certificates and related records], 1929-1960 (.85 cu.ft.);
Marriage Records [photocopies], 1906-1911 (1 volume);
Marriage Record, vol. A, 1882-1909 (1 volume); 2-8, 1909-1961 (7 volumes);
Marriages of Crook and Jefferson County [Abstracted Index], 1882-1922 (1 volume);
Marriages [Returns], 1906-1952 (.65 cu.ft.);
Marriages [Returns-photocopies], 1911-1953 (2 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Marriage License Appl.-Applications], 1929-1975 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Marriage Record], vol. 1-8, 1882-1961 (3 reels of microfilm).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum, Library:
Oregon Archives of Crook County [Abstracts-of coroner's reports, assessment, delayed birth, marriage, and other records-from records held at the Oregon State Archives], ca.1870-ca.1921 (1 binder).

 

Married Women's Property Registers

1883-1902

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Married Women's Property [with index], vol. 1, 1883-1902 (1 volume).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1889-1972

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Optometry Record [with index], vol. 1, 1906-1929 (1 volume);
[Physicians-actually Registered Nursed Registration Records], 1972 (3 aperture cards);
[Registry Book of Practicing Physicians and Surgeons-includes nurses and some dentists and optometrists-with index], 1889-1972 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Physicians and Surgeons-Medical Registration Records-includes one doctor, one dentist, and three nurses], 1971-1972 (5 aperture cards).

 

Military Records

1883-1982

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Since 1982 military discharges have been recorded in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Military Discharge Records, 1918-1959 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military Rolls, 1883-1898 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Military Discharges, 1971-1982 (4 inches of aperture cards);
Military Roll, 1883-1885 (2 volumes);
U.S. Service Discharge Record [title varies-with index], vol. 1-7, 1919-1971 (7 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
Discharge [Military Service Discharge Records], 1971-1982 (4 inches of aperture cards);
[Military Discharges-with index], vol. 6-7, 1956-1971 (1 reel of microfilm);
[U.S. Service Discharge Records-with index], vol. 1-6, 1919-1964 (3 reels of microfilm).

 

Mining Claim Records

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Since 1982 mining claims have been recorded in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Mines [Record], 1971-1982 (13 inches of aperture cards);
[Mining Claims Recorded-with index], 1873-1888 (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 7-13, 1951-1971 (7 volumes);
Record of Mines [with index], vol. 1-6, 1882-1951 (6 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
Mines [Record], 1971-1982 (13 inches of aperture cards);
[Mining Claims Recorded-with index], 1873-1888 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Mining Record-title varies-with index], vol. 1-11, 1882-1961 (6 reels of microfilm);
[Mining Record-with index], vol. 12-13, 1961-1971 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Mining Claims, 1899-1902 (.10 cu.ft.);
Mining Notice and Proof of Labor, 1903-1905 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
[Minutes of Lucky Boy Mining [District-M8], 1891-1893 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Mortgage Records

1873-1983

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1982 mortgages have been recorded in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing Abstract, 1887 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Mortgages Direct, vol. 2-5, 1873-1983 (4 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, vol. 2-5, 1873-1983 (4 volumes);
Mortgage Index Direct, 1873-1902 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Indirect, 1873-1902 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. 1-6, 1873-1905 (6 volumes); vol. 31-83, 1924-1971 (52 volumes);
[Mortgages], no. 14417-65701, 1971-1982 (7 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Index to Mortgages Direct], vol. 2-3, 1873-1966 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Index to Mortgages Indirect], vol. 2-3, 1873-1966 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Records-with index], vol. 65-68, 1962-ca.1967 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Record], vol. 33-63, 1930-1962 (12 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgages], vol. 68-83, ca.1967-1971 (1 inch of microfilm jackets); no. 14417-65701, 1971-1982 (7 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
[Abstracts of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing], 1884-1892 (1 volume); 1888 (1 volume);
Abstracts [of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing], 1890 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. 7-30, 1905-1924 (24 volumes);
Recorded Mortgages, 1888-1906 (.45 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1903-1929

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Certificate of Naturalization [Stubs], 1907-1929 (6 volumes);
Record of Certificates of Citizenship [with index], vol. 1, 1903-1906 (1 volume).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1879-1972

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Declaration of Intention, no. 331-354, 1930-1953 (1 volume);
Declaration of Intentions, no. 356, 1972 (1 volume);
[Petition for Naturalization-includes declarations of intention and certificates of arrival-with index], no. 228-263, 1930-1955 (1 volume);
Record of Declaration of Intention [no. 1 to 330-with index], vol. 1-3, 1906-1929 (3 volumes);
Uncalled For [Declaration of Intention-trifolded], 1879-1909 (.15 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1883-1974

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicants; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Journal County Court [includes insane commitment, adoption, and naturalization information-with index], 1883-1927 (1 volume);
Naturalization Court Orders, 1930-1974 (1 volume);
Naturalization Petitions, no. 264-279, 1970-1974 (1 volume);
Naturalization Transfers [from Crook County circuit court to U.S. district court], 1969-1972 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [no. 1 to 227-with index], vol. 1-3, 1907-1929 (3 volumes);
[Petition for Naturalization-includes declarations of intention and certificates of arrival-with index], no. 228-263, 1930-1955 (1 volume).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1883-1937

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Paupers and Indigents Petition, 1883-1898 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Elections Vault:
Record of Births [includes widows pension records in middle of volume], 1920-1937 (1 volume).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1985-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Planning commission minutes from 2005 to the present are available on computer in the Planning Department Office.

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Planning Department Storage Cage:
Planning Commission Minutes, 1985-1994 (3 binders); 2000-2004 (4 binders).

 

Prisoner Registers

1892-1956

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Record of Accused Persons [Booking and Jail Register], 1947-1956 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association Museum:
Jail Register Crook County, 1892-1954 (1 volume).

 

Probate Case Files

1882-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Crook County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1986.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Estates [Probate Case Files-trifolded], no, 1-1106, 1882-1943 (20.65 cu.ft.);
Index to Files [indexes circuit court, county court, probate, and road case files], vol. 1, ca.1882-ca.1921 (1 volume);
Probate [Case Files], no. ca.1700-2497, 1971-1982 (12 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Downstairs Vault:
[Probate Case Files], 1972-1978 (6 inches of aperture cards);
Probate [Case Files], no. 1097-2497, 1943-1985 (25 cu.ft.); no. 85PB.0018.15-03PB.0037, 1985-2003 (16 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office, File Vault:
PB [Probate Case Files], no. 04PB.0001-08PB.0015, 2004-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Probate Register [also indexes probate case files-with index], vol. 1-5, 1883-1986 (.35 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Probate Case Files], no. 1097-1400, 1943-ca.1959 (3 reels of microfilm).

 

Probate Estate Records

1883-1951

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Administrator [Estate Record-with index], 1883-1915 (1 volume);
Administrator's Record [Estate-with index], vol. 2, 1915-1951 (1 volume);
Record of Accounting & Distribution of Estates [with index], 1890-1902 (1 volume);
Record of Estates, 1903-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Estate [Probate Register-with index], 1883-1894 (1 volume).

 

Probate Registers

1882-1986

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Crook County joined the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN) in 1986.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Journal [Probate-with index], 1883-1895 (1 volume);
Probate Docket County Court [includes few entries], 1917-1918 (1 volume);
Probate Docket, vol. 2, 1901-1913 (1 volume);
[Probate Journal], 1979-1982 (4 inches of aperture cards);
Probate Journal [with index], vol. 1-6, 1882-1955 (6 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Trial Court Office:
Probate Register [with index], vol. 1-5, 1883-1986 (.35 inch of microfilm jackets).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Probate Journal-with index], vol. 1-8, 1882-1961 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Probate Journal, vol. 7-12, 1955-1971 (6 volumes).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1869-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The searchable Map Research GIS tool includes layers related to livestock, wildlife, railroads, roads, sewer and water lines, elevations, federal land, school boundaries, fire and parks districts, subdivisions, precincts, zoning, urban growth boundary, rivers, lakes, flood plains, and other features. Many of the maps listed below that were created from 2002 to the present are available for purchase from the Crook County GIS Department.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Road Supervisors Reports, 1909-1915 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
CC Roads [Maps-includes market roads, general highway maps, and road vacation information], 1916-1990 (ca.50 maps);
Central Oregon Transportation Study [includes maps], 1972 (1 volume);
County Roads [Case Files-includes surveys, field notes, petitions, and vacations], ca.1899-ca.2004 (3 cu.ft.);
County Roads Petitions Etc.[Case Files-includes surveys, field notes, petitions, and reports-boxed], 1883-1964 (.75 cu.ft.);
General Highway Map Crook County, 1971 (1 map);
Index to Files [indexes circuit court, county court, probate, and road case files], vol. 1, ca.1882-ca.1921 (1 volume);
Maps Blueprints [Miscellaneous-includes road, road right of way, high school, subdivision, and flood control], 1938-1958 (ca.75 maps and drawings);
Old Bridges Blueprints, Specifications, Etc. [boxed], ca.1904-ca.1930 (1.25 cu.ft.);
O'Neil Bridge [Plans], 1918 (2 drawings);
Record of Roads [includes petitions, viewers reports, bonds, road survey field notes, road survey maps, and related records-with index], vol. 1-4, 1883-1931 (4 volumes);
Road Index Map Crook County, 1989 (1 map);
Specifications & Blueprints for Steel Bridges, 1912 (6 drawings);
State Highway Department Information [includes surveys, plans, specifications, contracts, and related records], 1921-1960 (.80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
City of Prineville Subdivision and Road Map [Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map);
Crook County Subdivision and Road Map [Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Snow Districts & Sanding Hotspots [Road Wall Map], 2003 (1 map).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
Roads [Miscellaneous Road Records-includes vacation information], ca.1982-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Chukar Point Building, Crook County Surveyor's Office:
[Highway and Road Maps], ca.1923-2003 (ca.35 maps);
[State Highway Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1924-1976 (36 maps).

Records at the Chukar Point Building, Crook County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Office:
Crook County Road Atlas, 2006 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Record of Roads [includes some road viewers reports in front sleeve], vol. 4, 1928-1930 (1 volume);
[Road Supervisors' Reports-interfiled with related records], ca.1895-1912 (.60 cu.ft.);
Road Supr. Reports, ca.1894-ca.1900 (.05 cu.ft.);
Road Supr. [Supervisor's Reports], 1899 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes subdivision, vicinity, irrigation, forest, flood control, grazing, mining, Metsker's maps, roads, highways, etc.], ca.1869-1997 (ca.500 maps and drawings).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1881-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Roads [Case Files-includes surveys, field notes, petitions, and vacations], ca.1899-ca.2004 (3 cu.ft.);
County Roads Petitions Etc. [Case Files-includes surveys, field notes, petitions, and reports-boxed], 1883-1964 (.75 cu.ft.);
Land Partitions and Road Surveys [Index], ca.1978-ca.1994 (1 binder);
Land Partitions Road Surveys Boundary Line Adjustments [Index], 1997-2000 (1 binder);
Map Recordings Partition Plats Boundary Line Adjustments Road Surveys [Index], 2001-2006 (1 binder);
Plat Cabinet [includes subdivision and partition plats, as well as road and boundary line adjustment surveys-with index], 1881-present (ca.2500 plats);
Record of Roads [includes petitions, viewers reports, bonds, road survey field notes, road survey maps, and related records-with index], vol. 1-4, 1883-1931 (4 volumes);
State Highway Department Information [includes surveys, plans, specifications, contracts, and related records], 1921-1960 (.80 cu.ft.).

 

School District Records

1870-1944

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Crook County School District Technology Services Building, Basement Records Storage Room:
[Crook County High School Class Report], 1913-1924 (1 volume);
[Crook County High School Credits-Record], ca.1905-ca.1921 (1 volume); ca.1919-ca.1923 (1 volume);
Crook County High School Cumulative Report Card, ca.1923-ca.1931 (.20 cu.ft.); ca.1925-ca.1944 (.75 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Record Book [County Unit], 1923-1926 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 1], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1890-1891 (1 volume); 1890-1892 (1 volume); 1892-1893 (1 volume); 1893-1894 (2 volumes); 1895-1896 (1 volume); 1896-1897 (1 volume); 1897-1898 (1 volume); 1898 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1899-1900 (1 volume); 1900-1901 (1 volume); 1901-1902 (1 volume); 1902-1903 (1 volume); 1904-1905 (1 volume); 1905-1906 (1 volume); 1906-1907 (1 volume); 1907 (1 volume); 1907-1909 (1 volume); 1908-1909 (1 volume); 1910-1911 (1 volume); 1917-1919 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 6], 1902-1907 (1 volume); 1907-1912 (1 volume); 1912-1916 (1 volume); 1916-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 24], 1920-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 39], 1916-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 45], 1898-1899 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 54], 1905-1908 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 1], 1889-1890 (1 volume); 1889-1891 (1 volume); 1890-1891 (2 volumes); 1891-1892 (2 volumes); 1892-1893 (2 volumes); 1893 (1 volume); 1894-1895 (1 volume); 1895-1896 (2 volumes); 1896 (1 volume); 1896-1897 (3 volumes); 1897-1898 (1 volume); 1900-1901 (1 volume); 1901 (1 volume); 1902-1904 (1 volume); 1906-1909 (1 volume); 1908-1909 (1 volume); 1909-1912 (1 volume); 1909-1913 (1 volume); 1909-1914 (1 volume); 1911-1914 (1 volume); 1915-1917 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 6], 1901-1903 (1 volume); 1913-1917 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7], 1917-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9], 1917-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 18], 1916-1925 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 26], 1915-1924 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 33], 1920-1926 (1 volume).

Records at the Cecil Sly Elementary School, Records Storage Room:
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 1], 1914-1915 (1 volume); 1915-1916 (1 volume); 1916-1917 (1 volume); 1919-1920 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 5], 1904-1910 (1 volume); 1910-1917 (1 volume); 1911-1916 (1 volume); 1916-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 6], 1892-1894 (1 volume); 1894-1896 (1 volume); 1897-1900 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 14], 1918-1920 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 20], 1917-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 22], 1914-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 25], 1915-1919 (1 volume); 1920-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 27], 1919-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 29], 1916-1920 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 31], 1911-1920 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 32], 1913-1919 (1 volume); 1920-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 36], 1917-1921 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District Nos. 38 & 40], 1901-1908 (1 volume); 1905-1910 (1 volume); 1911-1916 (1 volume); 1917-1920 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 43], 1917-1920 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 48], 1904-1910 (1 volume); 1911-1913 (1 volume); 1914-1917 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 6], 1898-1900 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 31], 1919-1920 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District Nos. 38 & 40], 1909-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
District No. 6 School Register [McKay Creek-M29], 1893 (1 volume);
[High School Alumnae-Records], 1905-1914 (.05 cu.ft.);
[High School Student Census], 1902-1904 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mill Creek School Minutes [M30], 1870 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 29], 1913-1918 (1 volume);
Prineville Grade School [Census Report-M22 to M23], 1921-1922 (1 volume); 1926-1927 (1 volume);
Record of School District [M24], 1892 (1 volume).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1887-1970

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Crook County School District Technology Services Building, Basement Records Storage Room:
Crook County School Superintendent [Record-includes clerk's annual report, teacher's annual report, and clerk's annual census], 1912-1921 (2 volumes);
County School Superintendent's Register and Record Book, 1887-1888 (1 volume); 1896-1897 (1 volume); 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1905-1906 (1 volume); 1907-1908 (1 volume); 1908-1909 (1 volume); 1909-1910 (1 volume); 1910-1911 (1 volume); 1910-1912 (1 volume); 1911-1912 (1 volume); 1912 (1 volume); 1913 (1 volume); 1914 (1 volume); 1915 (1 volume); 1916 (1 volume);
[Oregon Teacher's Annual Report], 1907-1949 (1 volume);
Record of Claims School Maps [School District Boundary Maps and Legal Descriptions], 1913-1918 (1 volume);
Record of Eighth Grade Examinations, vol. 2, 1921-1957 (1 volume);
School Superintendent's Record of Annual Reports, 1929-1970 (1 volume);
Superintendent Record Book, 1924-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1930 (1 volume); 1938-1944 (1 volume); 1944-1950 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County School District Technology Services Building, First Floor Vault:
Register of State Certificates & Diplomas [Teachers'-with index], vol. 1, 1899-1950 (1 volume);
Register of Teachers' Contracts, vol. 1-3, 1898-1995 (3 volumes).

Records at the Cecil Sly Elementary School, Records Storage Room:
County School Supts. Record of Apportionment [Superintendent], 1908-1921 (1 volume);
[Crook County School Board Minutes], 1949-1950 (.10 cu.ft.);
High School Record [Eighth Grade Examination and Graduation], ca.1928 (1 volume);
Journal [Eighth Grade Examination Record-with index], 1912-1920 (1 volume);
Record [Record of School District Boundary Board-Minutes], 1900-1909 (1 volume);
Teachers Training Records [and Reading Circle Work-cards], 1913-1935 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Annual Report of School Superintendent, 1899 (.05 cu.ft.);
List of School Officers, 1903-1904 (.05 cu.ft.); 1908-1909 (.05 cu.ft.);
Map of County School Districts, 1888 (.05 cu.ft.);
School Offices Directory, 1916-1917 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

Survey information is indexed in a searchable database at the surveyor's office.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Land Partitions Road Surveys Boundary Line Adjustments [Index], 1997-2000 (1 binder);
Map Recordings Partition Plats Boundary Line Adjustments Road Surveys [Index], 2001-2006 (1 binder);
Partition Plat Index Boundary Line Surveys, 1990-1996 (1 binder);
Plat Cabinet [includes subdivision and partition plats, as well as road and boundary line adjustment surveys-with index], 1881-present (ca.2500 plats);
Surveys Partitions [includes subdivisions], 1972-1983 (5 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Chukar Point Building, Crook County Surveyor's Office:
County Surveys Record, no. 1001-2812, 1988-present (3 binders);
[Filed Surveys-includes corner survey forms], 1908-2007 (32 inches of aperture cards);
[Filed Surveys], no. 1-2812, 1908-present (ca.10 cu.ft.);
G.L.O. Survey Records [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1869-ca.1995 (6 inches of microfiche);
[G.L.O. Surveys-General Land Office abstracts], n.d. (1 volume);
[GLO Tracings Plats-General Land Office], n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Surveys, 1908-1953 (1 volume);
Microfiche [County Survey Narrative Records], n.d.-2002 (1.50 inch of microfiche);
Permanent Surveys [Record-includes plats, field notes, and corner restoration information], 1908-1953 (1 volume);
Record of Property Surveys, no. 1-1000, 1908-1988 (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[County Surveys], no. 1-2754, ca.1908-ca.2006 (24 inches aperture cards);
Land Partition and Surveys [includes some subdivision records], 1973-1982 (2 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Large Storage Room:
Crook County G.L.O. [General Land Office-includes land and mineral surveys], ca.1869-ca.1951 (1 volume);
Soil Classification Survey Ochoco Irrigation District, 1927 (1 volume);
Townships [Survey Plat Book-photostats], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1958-[ongoing]

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

Records at the Crook County Assessor's Office:
Cancelled Tax Lot Cards [Official Record of Descriptions of Real Property], 1958-present (3 cu.ft.);
[Tax Lot Cards-Official Record of Descriptions of Real Property], 1958-present (9 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
Property Research Tool [includes assessment, tax, tax lot, and zoning information-searchable] n.d.-present (Internet).

 

Water Rights Records

1879-1998

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Certificate of Water Right-with index], 1911-1957 (1 volume);
Deschutes River Basin Water Use Plans and Resolutions, 1961-1967 (.20 cu.ft.);
Deschutes River Supplemental Findings of Fact and Order of Determination, 1950-1951 (1 volume);
Evidence and Testimony [Water Rights Adjudication Record-Crooked River], vol. 6, 1914 (1 volume);
In Re Crooked River [Water Rights Adjudication Record-includes statement and proofs, maps, decrees, testimony, notices, and related records-with index], vol. 1-5, 1914 (5 volumes);
Report of Water Right Commission Ochoco Irrigation District, 1917 (1 volume);
Water Right Decrees, 1910-1926 (.30 cu.ft.);
Water Right Record [with index], vol. 3, 1957-1971 (1 volume);
Water Rights [Maps-includes Deschutes River, Crooked River, and Squaw Creek], 1903-1914 (ca.70 maps);
Water Rights [Notice of Water Rights-with index], 1879-1911 (1 volume);
[W-Rights-Water Rights Records], 1972-1979 (29 aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Basin 5 [Abstract of Permit-Crooked River Water Rights], vol. 1-3, ca.1909-ca.1980 (3 binders).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Planning Department Storage Cage:
Old Well Logs [Reports], ca.1947-ca.1998 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[Water Rights-Records], 1971-1979 (39 aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 3:
[Abstract of Permit No.-Water Rights], ca.1909-ca.1970 (1 binder);
Crook County Water Rights [Priority Record], n.d. (1 binder);
Water Rights [Plats], n.d. (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Contract Deed Record [Deschutes Irrigation and Power Company-Water Use-includes only 4 entries], 1910 (1 volume);
[Water Rights Notices], 1903-1907 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
Crooked River Adjudication [Water Rights Record], 1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Archives Center, Trial Court Storage Cage:
Transcript of Cases [includes attachments, executions, water rights, and circuit court journal and register entries], vol. 1, 1887-1910 (1 volume).

 

Zoning Records

1957-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

The searchable Map Research GIS tool includes layers related to livestock, wildlife, railroads, roads, sewer and water lines, elevations, federal land, school boundaries, fire and parks districts, subdivisions, precincts, zoning, urban growth boundary, rivers, lakes, flood plains, and other features.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Orders Ordinances [Planning Commission Ordinances-includes zoning and comprehensive plan], 1957-1978 (4 inches of aperture cards);
Ordinance 18 [Zoning], 1978-present (1 binder);
Ordinance 145 [includes codified zoning, land development, and subdivision information], 2003-present (1 binder);
Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and subdivision information-with index], 1957-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Middle Vault:
Zoning [Crook County Zoning Ordinance], 1973 (1 volume);
Zoning [Regulations], 1973-1977 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Reception Room:
Crook County Zoning [Map], n.d. (1 map);
[Zoning Maps-on assessor's map base], n.d.-present (4 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Ordinance #18 Land Use Zoning, 1978-present (2 binders).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
18 [County Zoning Ordinance Amendment Records], ca.1975-present (1 cu.ft.);
Crook County Ordinances [includes comprehensive plan, zoning, and land development ordinances], ca.1975-present (1 binder).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
Crook County Code [includes zoning, subdivision, and partition ordinance information], n.d.-present (Internet);
Download Maps [includes animal ranges, county zoning, destination resorts, enterprise zone, Prineville zoning and subdivisions], n.d.-present (Internet);
Property Research Tool [includes assessment, tax, tax lot, and zoning information-searchable] n.d.-present (Internet).


Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: May 13, 2009

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