Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia 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 Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[Index to Stock Brands and Marks], 1888-ca.1919 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Trifolded Documents-includes deeds, mortgages, maps, plans, homestead papers, brand records, liens, etc.], ca.1888-ca.1905 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Log Brands [Registration Records-includes log, stock, horse, and cattle brands], ca.1902-1949 (.20 cu.ft.);
Record Log Brands & Cattle Brands, vol. A, 1888-1919 (1 volume).


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