Crook County Wyoming
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Crook County was organized 8 December 1875 from Laramie and Albany Counties.
County seat: Sundance
Largest city Sundance
It was named for Brigadier General George Crook, a commander during the Indian Wars.

Buffalo on the range in Crook County, Wyoming
Original Photo Author: USDA Photo: Ron Nicols
Formatted here by K. Torp

Populated Areas

Aladdin * Alva * Beulah * Carlile * Carlile Junction
* Colony (aka Benton Spur/Bentonite/Bentonite Spur) *
* Devils Tower * Farrall * Hay Creek (historical) * Hulett * Lightning Flat (historical) * Linden *
Mona * Moorcroft (aka Moorcraft) * Moskee (aka Laviere, Moche) * New Haven * Oshoto *
Pine Haven * Sand Creek Crossing * Seely * Stroner * Sundance * Vista West Trailer Park * Willow Springs

Lightning Flat: The community apparently existed from at least 1922 through 1926 when a newspaper, The Lightening Flat Flash was published.
Hay Creek: - Townsite laid out in 1888
(source: GNIS)

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Website Updates:

March 2018: Community news (surnames include Glaudo, Whitcomb, Hijde, Cambell)

Dec 2017: Obits for
Henry Reinecke and Clara Lottie Kokesh Reinecke; Obit for Girl Arnold; Obit for Silas Lincoln; Birth announcements for Barrett, Beal, Good, twins Ohaver;  Wedding announcement for Straight-Roadifer;  Wedding announcement for Stotts-Crowley;

Feb 2017: 1909 Cotton Public School No. 10 student directory;


Surrounding Counties
* Campbell County, Wyoming - west
Weston County, Wyoming - south
Lawrence County, South Dakota - east
Butte County, South Dakota - east
Carter County, Montana - north
Powder River County, Montana - northwest

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