Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes


Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quit claim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Beginning in 1966, deeds were numbered and microfilmed along with other records as part of the M Series Clerk's Recordings. Deeds have been indexed on computer since 1987. See the Clerk and Recorder Official Filings series.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Deeds [Record], vol. Q-Z, 27-28, 1882-1891 (12 volumes).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Benton County Deeds, 1898-1959 (.50 cu.ft.);
Deed Record, vol. E-P, 1858-1885 (12 volumes);
Deeds Direct Indirect [Indexes], ca.1854-ca.1987 (24 inches of microfilm jackets);
Deeds [title varies], vol. 29-38, 1891-1900 (10 volumes);
General Index, Direct and Indirect, vol. A, 1892-1898 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Direct and Indirect, vol. 1-3, 1854-1892 (3 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Grantee, vol. 1-2, 1854-1916 (2 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Grantor, vol. 1-2, 1854-1916 (2 volumes);
Mortgage and Deed Books [Deed Record], vol. A-Z, 27-121, 1854-1948 (30 inches of microfilm jackets);
Records [Deeds], vol. A-D, 1854-1858 (4 volumes);
Sheriff's Deeds [Tax Sale], vol. 39, 1898-1901 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Deed Books, vol. A-Z, 27-110, 1854-1946 (15 inches of microfiche);
Deed Index Direct & Indirect, 1854-1984 (14 inches of microfiche);
Deed Records, vol. 109-202, 1945-1966 (94 volumes);
Index to Deeds, Direct, 1985-1987 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds, Indirect, 1985-1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Benton County Deeds [trifolded], 1960-1981 (.50 cu.ft.);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. 40-41, ca.1901-ca.1903 (2 volumes); vol. 62-64, 1916-1918 (3 volumes); vol. 66-108, 1918-1945 (43 volumes);
[Index to Deeds Direct], ca.1854-ca.1984 (3.70 cu.ft.);
Index to Deeds Indirect, ca.1854-ca.1984 (3.70 cu.ft.).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Deed Microfilm, vol. A-B, 1854-1857 (9 sheets of microfiche); vol. 40-110, 1900-1945 (4 inches of microfiche);
[Deed Record], vol. 111-202, ca.1946-1966 (29 reels of microfilm);
Direct-Indirect [Deed Indexes], 1854-1984 (14 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Deed Records [Index-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], ca.1860 (1 volume);
Deeds [Miscellaneous-includes some homestead patents-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records], ca.1866-ca.1920 (1.10 cu.ft.).


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