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Crook County


Crook County is named for George Crook, who was a General in the American Civil War and in the Indian Wars.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Powder River County, Montana and Carter County, Montana

E – Butte County, South Dakota and Lawrence County, South Dakota

S – Weston County

W – Campbell County


Created:  December 8, 1875                  Map of Wyoming highlighting Crook County
County Seat:

Sundance 1875 – present


County Courthouse – Sundance


Location:  309 Cleveland Street / North 3rd Street

Built:  1966 – 1967
Style:  Modern
Architect:  Frederic H Port, Jr
Contractor:  Weber Construction Company, Inc.

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Sundance. The building has a lower section on the northeast side. The south front has central entrance with overhang. The windows are on the east side of the front, and have brown colored panels above and below each window. A brown colored band runs at the roof line which is flat. In the interior is a large lobby running north-south. The County District Court courtroom is located on the east side of the lobby. The building houses the County District Court and County Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial District. 


See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Campbell County and Weston County.


History:  The county was created in 1875 and Sundance was selected as the county seat in 1885 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was the rented second story of a log building in the center of Sundance. The second courthouse was a two story structure built by O E Howard in 1886 to 1888. The courthouse was remodeled in 1936. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1966 to 1967.


Note:  The lowest point in Wyoming is Belle Fourrche River Valley at 3,100 feet ( 1820 meters ) which is located in the county. 



County Courthouse – Sundance

















County District Court courtroom



















Picture 1888 County Courthouse



Old Stoney School ( Sundance Museum ) – Sundance



Sundance Kid Statue – Sundance





Devils Tower National Monument







Photos taken 1996, 2009 and 2023