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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Crook_County,_Wyoming|Crook County]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Crook_County,_Wyoming|Crook County]]''  
  
'''Crook County, Wyoming''' is a county in northeastern [[Wyoming|Wyoming]].  
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Guide to '''Crook County Wyoming genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. {{WYDC}}  
 
 
{{WYDC}}  
 
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
| county = Crook County  
 
| county = Crook County  
| county_map =  
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| county_map = Wy-crook.png
 
| state = Wyoming
 
| state = Wyoming
 
| state_map = Wyoming.png  
 
| state_map = Wyoming.png  
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| founded year = 1875
 
| founded year = 1875
 
| founded date = December 8
 
| founded date = December 8
| seat = Sundance  
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| seat = [[Sundance, Wyoming|Sundance]] 
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
 
| building address = Crook County Courthouse<br>309 Cleveland Street<br>PO Box 37<br>Sundance, WY 82729-0037<br>Phone: 307.283.1323<br>[http://www.crookcounty.wy.gov/ '''Crook County Website'''] }}  
 
| building address = Crook County Courthouse<br>309 Cleveland Street<br>PO Box 37<br>Sundance, WY 82729-0037<br>Phone: 307.283.1323<br>[http://www.crookcounty.wy.gov/ '''Crook County Website'''] }}  
  
[[Image:Crook County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|280px|Crook County Wyoming.png]]
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County Courthouse 
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1855; <br>Clerk Court has divorce, probate and court records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Crook County, Wyoming</ref>
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
==== Historical Facts  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crook County, Wyoming#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crook County, Wyoming#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crook County, Wyoming#Death|Death]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crook County, Wyoming#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crook County, Wyoming#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Crook County, Wyoming#Court_Records|Court]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1885*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>----*</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1884</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1886</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1886</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''* For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Crook County, Wyoming#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Crook County, Wyoming#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Crook County, Wyoming#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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*'''Parent County:''' organized 8 December 1875 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]] and [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]] counties.  
 
*'''Parent County:''' organized 8 December 1875 from [[Laramie County, Wyoming|Laramie]] and [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany]] counties.  
*'''County seat:''' Sundance <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''County seat:''' Sundance <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Butte County, South Dakota|Butte County, South Dakota]] | [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]] | [[Carter County, Montana|Carter County, Montana]] | [[Lawrence County, South Dakota|Lawrence County, South Dakota]] | [[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River County, Montana]] | [[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston]]  
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*'''Neighboring Counties:''' [[Butte County, South Dakota|Butte County, South Dakota]] | [[Campbell County, Wyoming|Campbell]] | [[Carter County, Montana|Carter County, Montana]] | [[Lawrence County, South Dakota|Lawrence County, South Dakota]] | [[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River County, Montana]] | [[Weston County, Wyoming|Weston]]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/wyoming/ "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps"] (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
=== Places/Localities ===
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=== Resources ===
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==== Biography  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
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==== Church Records  ====
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{WY Church Intro}}
  
{| width="720" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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==== Court Records  ====
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin,_Wyoming Aladdin]
 
| Carlile Junction
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Crook%2C+Hulett|subject|disp=Hulett}}
 
| Oshoto
 
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Crook%2C+Alva|subject|disp=Alva}}
 
| Colony
 
| Lightning Flat (hist.)
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Haven,_Wyoming Pine Haven]
 
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beulah,_Wyoming Beulah]
 
| Devils Tower
 
| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Crook%2C+Moorcroft|subject|disp=Moorcroft}}
 
| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundance,_Wyoming Sundance]
 
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| Carlile
 
| Hay Creek (hist.)
 
| New Haven
 
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|}
 
  
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==== Directories  ====
  
=== Resources ===
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups ====
  
==== Census ====
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==== Gazetteers ====
  
{{Census|Wyoming}}
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==== Genealogy  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{WY History Intro}}
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{WY Land Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Wycrook.jpg|900px|Wycrook.jpg]]
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==== Migration  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{WY Newspaper abstracts|Appling}}
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:*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Wyoming Newspaper Project]
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{WY Probate Intro|Albany}}
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/wy-society-archive/ Wyoming Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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===== Courthouse  =====
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County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1855.<br>Clerk of the court has divorce, probate and court records.<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Crook County, Wyoming</ref>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Libraries  =====
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===== Museums  =====
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===== Societies  =====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{WY Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
401 marriages from 28 Jun 1885 to 9 Jan 1905 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
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{{WY Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Marriage =====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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:*[http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index] over 401 marriages 28 Jun 1885 to 9 Jan 1905
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death  =====
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Websites ====
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/wyoming/crook-county/ Crook County, WY History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115913245178535432184 Wyoming Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/172613919473047/ Wyoming Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycrook/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycrook/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycrook/lookups.html Lookups]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wycrook/lookups.html Lookups]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crook_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crook_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Crook|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Crook|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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=== Places  ===
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{| width="720" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="0" align="left" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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|-
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aladdin,_Wyoming Aladdin]
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| Carlile Junction
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Crook%2C+Hulett|subject|disp=Hulett}}
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| Oshoto
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Crook%2C+Alva|subject|disp=Alva}}
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| Colony
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| Lightning Flat (hist.)
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Haven,_Wyoming Pine Haven]
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beulah,_Wyoming Beulah]
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| Devils Tower
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| {{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Crook%2C+Moorcroft|subject|disp=Moorcroft}}
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| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sundance,_Wyoming Sundance]
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| Carlile
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| Hay Creek (hist.)
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| New Haven
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|}
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
{{reflist}}  
 
{{reflist}}  
  
{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}]]
  
[[Category:Crook_County,_Wyoming]]
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[[Category:Wyoming_counties]]

Revision as of 04:24, 19 July 2014

United States Gotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Crook County

Guide to Crook County Wyoming genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Online Records



Crook County, Wyoming
Map
Map of Wyoming highlighting Crook County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 8, 1875
County Seat Sundance
Courthouse
Address Crook County Courthouse
309 Cleveland Street
PO Box 37
Sundance, WY 82729-0037
Phone: 307.283.1323
Crook County Website




Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Land
Probate
Court
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1885*
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1884
1886
1886
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Wyoming County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Wyoming County Boundary Maps" (1848-1965) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing Crook County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.

Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Template:WY History Intro

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wyoming Land and Property for additional information about early Wyoming land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Maps

Wycrook.jpg

Migration

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crook County, Wyoming Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

In most counties in Wyoming, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Wyoming- Albany - Probate records.

Public Records

Repositories

See also a List of Wyoming Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1855.
Clerk of the court has divorce, probate and court records.[2]

Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

Wyoming tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also How to order Wyoming Vital Records, order electronically online $ or download an application for Wyoming Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail. For records more than 50 years old visit Wyoming State Archives

Birth
Marriage
Death

Websites

Places

Aladdin Carlile Junction Hulett Oshoto
Alva Colony Lightning Flat (hist.) Pine Haven
Beulah Devils Tower Moorcroft Sundance
Carlile Hay Creek (hist.) New Haven

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Crook County, Wyoming
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