Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop 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 Oregon State Archives:
Cattle Brands [Livestock Register], 1899-1935 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Upper Main Vault:
Log Brands [Record-photostats-with index], 1897-1943 (1 volume);
Record of Brands [Log-with index], 1897-1942 (1 volume);
Stock Brands and Marks [Record], 1927-1951 (1 volume).

State Archives • 800 Summer St. NE • Salem, OR 97310