Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Marks and Brands Records


Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
Brand Book [Harriet Moore Collection 1994-038-with index], 1852-1886 (1 volume);
[Certificate of Registration of Marks and Brands-unbound-Benton County Transfer 2006 Records-with index], 1948-1952 (1 volume);
Stock Marks and Brands [Benton County Transfer 2006 Records-with index], vol. 2, 1852-1948 (1 volume).


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