Crook County

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Crook County is named for George Crook, who was a United States Army officer who served in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.

 

Created:  October 24, 1882

County Seat: 

Prineville 1884 – present

 

County Courthouse – Prineville

 

Location:  300 NE 3rd Street / SE Court Street

Built:  1908 – 1910

Style:  Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Walter D Pugh

Contractor:  John B Shipp.

 

Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story native blue-gray colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the city center and is built of basalt quarried from a site located just west of the Ochoco Viewpoint, a mile to the west. The north front has a porch at the center supported by four columns and with a balcony on the second story. Above is a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large square white colored cupola with clock at the top. 

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1882. In 1885, the second courthouse was built at a cost of $5,474. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $80,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jefferson County and Wheeler County

E – Grant County and Harney County

S – Deschutes County

W – Deschutes County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2016