Crook, George, 1828-90, U.S. general, b. near Dayton, Ohio, grad. West Point, 1852. During the Civil War, Crook commanded a regiment of Ohio volunteers as colonel. After the war he operated so successfully against the Paiute and Snake in Idaho and the Apache in Arizona that he was promoted (1873) to brigadier general in the regular army. Made commander of the Dept. of the Platte in 1875, he was engaged in the hard-fought Sioux War of 1876. In Arizona in 1883, Crook led an expedition into the mountains against a Chiricahua band of the Apache and finally succeeded in persuading Geronimo to return to the reservation (1884). Later, Geronimo broke his pact and escaped, which led to censure of Crook's policies and his voluntary resignation. From 1888 until his death Crook was major general and commander of the Division of the Missouri. Although his fame rested upon his Native American campaigns, Crook also had a reputation for enlightened patience and integrity in dealing with Native American affairs, preferring negotiation to warfare.

See his autobiography (ed. by M. F. Schmitt, 2d ed. 1960) and contemporary accounts by J. F. Finerty (1961) and C. King (rev. ed. 1964).

Crook is a Statutory Town in Logan County, Colorado, United States. The population was 128 at the 2000 census.


Crook is located at (40.858586, -102.801195).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 128 people, 57 households, and 38 families residing in the town. The population density was 991.5 people per square mile (380.2/km²). There were 80 housing units at an average density of 619.7/sq mi (237.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.91% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the town the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $35,833. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,127. There were no families and 3.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.3% of those over 64.

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