Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Mortgage Records


Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

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

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Recorder's Vault:
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1985-1987 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1985-1987 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index Direct and Indirect, ca.1854-1984 (11 inches of microfiche);
Mortgage Records, vol. 33-80, 1917-1947 (3 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Deeds Direct Indirect [Mortgage Index], 1856-1984 (16 inches of microfilm jackets);
Index to Mortgages Direct, 1874-1896 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Indirect, 1874-1896 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Mortgagee, 1854-1916 (1 volume);
Index to Mortgages Mortgagor, 1854-1916 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record, vol. C-Z, 27-32, 1868-1917 (30 volumes); vol. 81-172, 1947-1966 (92 volumes);
Mortgages and Deeds [Mortgage Record], vol. 33-80 (5 inches of microfilm jackets);
Mortgages Direct [Index], 1856-1984 (9 volumes);
Mortgages Indirect [Index], 1856-1984 (9 volumes);
Records [Mortgage], vol. B, 1859-1868 (1 volume).

Records at the Benton County Records Center:
Mortgage Record, vol. 33-80, 1917-1947 (48 volumes).


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