Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Crook 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.

Survey information is indexed in a searchable database at the surveyor's office.

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Land Partitions Road Surveys Boundary Line Adjustments [Index], 1997-2000 (1 binder);
Map Recordings Partition Plats Boundary Line Adjustments Road Surveys [Index], 2001-present (2 binders);
Partition Plat Index Boundary Line Surveys, 1990-1996 (1 binder);
Plat Cabinet [includes subdivision and partition plats, as well as road and boundary line adjustment surveys-with index], 1881-present (ca.3000 plats);
Surveys Partitions [includes subdivisions], 1972-1983 (5 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Chukar Point Building, Crook County Surveyor's Office:
County Survey [Plats-includes subdivision and partition surveys and corner restoration information-by township and range], 1908-present (30 cu.ft.);
County Surveys Record, no. 1-4091, 1908-present (5 volumes);
[Filed Surveys-includes some corner restoration information], 1908-2007 (32 inches of aperture cards);
[Filed Surveys-includes some corner restoration information-hanging mylar plats-by survey number], no. 1-4091, 1908-present (ca.12 cu.ft.);
G.L.O. Survey Records [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1869-ca.1995 (6 inches of microfiche);
[GLO Tracings Plats-General Land Office], n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Surveys, 1908-1953 (1 volume);
Microfiche [County Survey Narrative Records], ca.1970-2002 (1.50 inch of microfiche);
Permanent Surveys [Record-includes plats, field notes, and corner restoration information], 1908-1953 (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
[County Surveys], no. 1-2754, ca.1908-2007 (24 inches aperture cards);
[Land Partition and Surveys-includes some subdivision records], 1973-1982 (2 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Crook County Fairgrounds, Bowman Museum Storage Building, Records Storage Room:
Crook County G.L.O. [General Land Office-includes land and mineral surveys], ca.1869-ca.1951 (1 volume);
Soil Classification Survey Ochoco Irrigation District, 1927 (1 volume);
Townships [Survey Plat Book-photostats], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Crook County Web Site:
Survey and Plat Search [includes searchable access to PDF images of filed county surveys and subdivision and partition plats], n.d.-present (Internet).

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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