Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats


Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

The Surveyor's Office holds approximately 7,500 filed survey plats.

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Map Room:
Baker County G.L.O. [General Land Office Survey Field Notes and Plats-copies], ca.1864-ca.1955 (1 volume);
[Filed Survey Plats-copies-incomplete set], ca.1941-ca.2010 (ca. 600 plats);
[Surveyor's Field Notes and Corner Remonumentation Records], ca.1941-present (3.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Surveyor's Office, Vault:
Baker County Survey Files [Filed Plats-includes corner remonumentation records-by township and range-with index], ca.1941-present (7.50 cu.ft.);
C.M. Foster [Survey Field Book-includes road survey information], 1897-1898 (1 volume);
[Federal Mineral Surveys], ca.1872-1998 (4 inches of microfiche);
[Field Notes of Former County Surveyor Ira Hoffman], 1899-1930 (40 volumes);
[General Land Office Surveys and Field Notes-includes Bureau of Land Management information], ca.1862-ca.1998 (10 inches of microfiche);
Index to Field Notes of Former Baker County Surveyor Ira Hoffman, 1899-1930 (1 binder);
[Oversized County Survey Plats-includes corner remonumentation records-includes mylars], ca.1941-present (ca.750 plats);
[Subdivision Survey Records], ca.1941-present (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Road Department Office, Upstairs Records Room:
C.M. Foster [Survey Field Book-includes road survey information], 1879 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Web Site:
Filed Surveys [by township and range-PDF and TIFF formats], ca.1941-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
General Land Office Survey Maps and Field Notes [includes donation land claim information], ca.1852-ca.1910 (Bureau of Land Management);
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).


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