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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Corner Survey Records

1900-[ongoing]

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.

Records at the Clatsop County Roads Division Office, Vault:
Bearing Tree Books, no. 1-242, vol. 1-2, 1908-1963 (2 volumes);
Bearing Tree Notes, no. 1-2184, 1908-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
County Surveyor's Field Books [includes corner restoration information], 1935-present (39 volumes);
P.L.C. Research [Public Land Corner Survey Records-includes copies of field notes, surveys, and related records], ca.1900-present (5 cu.ft.);
PLC Restored [Public Land Corner Survey Records-includes copies of narratives, field notes, surveys, and related records], ca.1910-present (8 cu.ft.);
Vacations [actually Clatsop County Reset Government Corners-in bottom drawer], ca.1908-ca.1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Surveyor's Office:
Bearing Tree Notes, no. 1-2182, 1908-present (24 inches of aperture cards);
Corner Index [Restoration Cards], 1908-present (1 cu.ft.);
Co. Surveyor [Field Books-includes corner restoration information], 1935-n.d. (1 inch of microfiche).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Upper Main Vault:
[BT-Bearing Tree Notes-security copy], no. 1-1117, 1908-1989 (14 inches of aperture cards).

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