Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Corner Survey Records


Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

Corner restoration documents include references to surveys dating to the early 1850s.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Corner Restorations [Forms], ca.1910-present (8 inches of microfiche);
Corner Rest. [Restoration-Map Index], ca.1910-present (1 volume);
Old Corner Restoration Book [F. Marion Wilkes], vol. 1, ca.1910-ca.1954 (1 binder).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
Corner Reestablishement [Cards], 1885-ca.1978 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Corner Restoration Area Index [Visual], n.d. (1 volume);
Corner Rest. [Restoration-title varies], no. 1-4154, 1885-1993 (9 volumes);
Field Books [Corner Restoration], vol. 1-28, 1987-present (28 volumes);
Field Books [Original Corners by F. Marion Wilkes], vol. 3, 1908 (1 volume);
F. Marion Wilkes Corner Rest. [Restoration Record], 1910-1954 (1 volume);
Index Marion Wilkes [Visual Index to Corner Surveys], ca.1910-ca.1954 (1 volume);
Master Copy of the Old Corner Restoration Book [photocopies], vol. 2, 1910-1951 (1 binder).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Surveys and Plats [Land Surveys and Subdivision Plats-includes some partition plats and corner restoration surveys], n.d.-ca.2010 (.75 cu.ft. of microfilm reels);
Corner Files Duplicates [Restoration Records], n.d. (5 inches of microfilm jackets);
Public Works [Corner Restoration Files], ca.1910-1996 (3 inches of microfilm jackets).


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