Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats


Series documents surveys of county land by the county or licensed professional surveyors. Records include log books, field notes, and plats. An index may also be included. Information includes survey dates; who the survey was for; donation land claims; township, range, section, and survey numbers; a history of previous surveys made for the area; descriptions of land, vegetation, and soil; landmarks; metes and bounds of tracts surveyed; and surveyor's names. Plats also include corner restoration marks, scales, dates created and filed, and donation land claim owners.

Clatsop County Web Maps interactive digital maps include aerial photograph; survey; tax lot; road; election, fire, and school district; flood plain; zoning; and other information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Land Claim Records [includes some survey maps and descriptions], 1848-1893 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Roads Division Office, Vault:
Copy GLO Notes [General Land Office], ca.1853-ca.1890 (1 cu.ft.);
Co. Surveyor [Field Books-includes corner restoration information], 1935-n.d. (1 inch of microfiche);
County Surveyor's Field Books [includes corner restoration information], 1935-n.d. (39 volumes);
Crown Zellerbach Field Books [Survey-includes road survey information-photocopies], ca.1950-ca.1970 (7 cu.ft.);
Diking Dist. [District Field Books], ca.1913-ca.1937 (1 inch of microfiche);
Diking District Field Books, vol. 1-38, ca.1913-ca.1937 (38 volumes);
Engineering Loose Leaf [Crown Zellerbach Survey Field Books-includes road survey information-originals], ca.1950-ca.1970 (8 cu.ft.);
Gelo Parker Field Books, 1881-1935 (80 volumes);
GFP [Gelo Parker Field Books], 1881-1935 (2 inches of microfiche);
GLO [BLM Surveys Field Books-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management] , 1856-ca.1994 (1 inch of microfiche);
Misc. FB [Field Books-Miscellaneous Survey], ca.1873-ca.1938 (.25 inch of microfiche);
Misc. Field Books [Miscellaneous Survey-includes roads], ca.1873-ca.1938 (ca.30 volumes);
NGW Field Books [Newell, Gossett, and Walsh], ca.1910-ca.1915 (ca.24 volumes);
NGW [Newell, Gossett, and Walsh Field Books], ca.1910-ca.1915 (1 inch of microfiche);
Parker Figure Book [Survey Notes], ca.1900 (4 volumes);
[Survey Card Index-in gray box], n.d. (.50 cu.ft.);
Survey Index [by legal description], 1894-2014 (1 cu.ft.);
Survey Index [by subdivision], 1894-2014 (1 cu.ft.);
Survey Nos. [Filed Plats], no. 1-12598, 1892-2010 (8 feet of aperture cards);
[Survey Record], 1880-1888 (1 volume);
Surveyor Record Book [with index], vol. 1-4, no. 1-722, 1894-1957 (4 volumes);
Surveys [Filed Plats], no. 1-13224, 1892-present (ca.13224 maps);
Vacations [actually Donation Land Claim Survey Field Notes-in bottom drawer], ca.1853-ca.1890 (1 volume);
Vacations [actually U.S. Field Notes-General Land Office-in bottom drawer], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Surveyor's Office:
Co. Surveyor Dike Dist. NGW Field Books Index [Newell, Gossett, and Walsh], ca.1910-ca.1990 (2 binders);
County Surveyor Gelo Parker Field Book [Index], n.d. (1 binder);
GLO Plats [General Land Office], 1856-1915 (1 volume);
GLO Transcribed Notes [General Land Office-with index], ca.1854-ca.1939 (1.75 cu.ft.);
Parker Field Book Index [by quarter section and book number], 1881-1935 (1 binder);
Survey Index [Visual Reference Map], 1894-present (18 volumes).

Records at the Clatsop County Public Services Bldg. 820, Assessment and Taxation Dept. Office, Cartography Area:
GLO Photos [General Land Office Survey Maps], ca.1855-ca.1894 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Main Floor Vault:
Surveyor Films [County Surveyor Field Books-security copy-Bin E], vol. 1-7, 9-29, ca.1935-ca.1987 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
Surveyor Films [Diking District Field Books-security copy-Bin E], vol. 1-38, n.d. (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
Surveyor Films [Gelo F. Parker Field Books-with gaps-security copy-Bin E], vol. A-Z, 1-51, 1881-1935 (3 inches of microfilm jackets);
Surveyor Films [NGW Field Books-Newell, Gossett, and Walsh-security copy-Bin E], ca.1910-ca.1915 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
Surveyor Films [Record of Diking Districts-includes field notes, reports, and rights-of-way-with index-Bin E], 1909-1932 (1 volume);
Surveyor Films [Surveys-County-security copy-Bin E], no. 1-8970, 1892-1989 (ca.50 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Clatsop County Historical Society, Archives:
Miscellaneous Cruisings [Timber Cruise Record-compiled by Crown Willamette/Crown Zellerbach], ca.1912-ca.1942 (1 volume);
[Timber Cruise Survey Books-compiled by Crown Willamette/Crown Zellerbach], ca.1915-ca.1944 (1 volume);
[Timber Cruise Survey Books-compiled by Nease Timber Company], 1913 (4 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).


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