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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers

1865-1971

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Torrens Registry [Land Registration Records], 1904-1917 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Assessors City Ownership Book, vol. 1, 1900-ca.1950 (1 volume);
Assessors City Tract Ownership [Record], vol. 2, ca.1920-ca.1958 (1 volume);
Certificate of Title Register [no. 1-855], vol. 1-2, 1904-1971 (2 volumes);
City Ownership [Record], vol. 2-3, ca.1865-ca.1925 (2 volumes);
Index to City Lot Ownership Book, n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Present Owner Book Farm Lands, n.d. (2 volumes);
Index to Registered Lands, Direct and Indirect, 1902-1948 (1 volume);
Land Index, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, 1902-1908 (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1904-1915 (1 volume);
Present Owner Book, ca. 1881 (1 volume);
Reception Record Land Titles, vol. 1, 1908-1971 (1 volume);
Torrens Registry of Title, 1904-1971 (12 reels of microfilm);
Town Lot Index, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Tract Index Lands, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume).

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