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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Curry County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[ongoing]

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.

The Swanson and Niemi and Thorp survey records were acquired by the Surveyor's Office for reference purposes.

Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office:
[Charles Echols-County Surveys Record-with index], 1878-1908 (1 volume);
Chas. Echols Surveys [Case Files-Charles], ca.1945-ca.1958 (13 volumes);
Client Files Niemi and Thorp [Survey Files], ca.1964-1979 (7 cu.ft.);
Client Files Swanson [Survey Files], 1964-1977 (18 cu.ft.);
Curry County Field Notes of Public Surveys [General Land Office-with index], 1857-1891 (1 volume);
Don Cormack [Private Survey Case Files], ca. 1980-ca.1995 (4.25 cu.ft.);
Echols Old Maps [Unrecorded Surveys-originals], ca.1949-ca.1958 (ca.1 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Survey-unbound], ca.1870-ca.1900 (.20 cu.ft.);
[Filed Survey Graphical Index], ca.1933-ca.1995 (1 volume);
Index to Surveyor's Field Notes U.S. Surveys [General Land Office], ca.1900-ca.1925 (1 volume);
Misc. Survey Maps [Miscellaneous], ca.1920-ca.1940 (ca.75 maps);
Private Surveys [Filed], ca.1933-present (ca.20 cu.ft.);
Records [U.S. Surveyor Field Notes], 1857-ca.1890 (1 volume);
Section Corner Information [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Survey Records-includes mineral survey records], ca.1857-ca.1998 (4 inches of microfiche);
[Survey Field Notes Book-E.F. Wann], ca.1926-1927 (1 volume);
[Survey Field Notes-J.N. Gearhart], 1929-1955 (.15 cu.ft.);
[Survey Field Notes-U.S. Government-copies], 1956-1982 (.15 cu.ft.);
Survey Index by Township [Register], ca.1933-present (1 binder);
Survey Maps [Filed Surveys], ca.1933-2010 (18 reels of microfilm);
Survey Notes E.F. Wann, 1925-1927 (1 volume);
Survey Number/Client Names [Survey Card Index], 1964-1977 (.40 cu.ft.);
Surveyor Field Notes [includes restored corners-copies], ca.1857-ca.1986 (17 volumes);
Surveyor Record [County], vol. 2, 1905-1933 (1 volume);
[Wall Mounted Survey Index-indexes filed surveys, subdivisions, and partitions], ca.1865-present (12 volumes).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Research Room:
Echols Old Maps [Unrecorded Surveys-with index], ca.1945-ca.1958 (1 cu.ft.);
[Filed Surveys-copies], ca.1933-present (30 cu.ft.);
Index to County and Private Surveyors Records, n.d. (1 volume);
Index to Field Notes Government Surveys and Restored Corners, n.d. (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Curry County Oregon [Survey and Corner Restoration Index-modified], ca.1919-n.d. (1 volume);
Survey Index by Township [Register], ca.1933-present (1 binder);
Surveyor Field Notes [includes restored corners-copies], ca.1857-ca.1986 (17 volumes);
Surveyors Field Notes [U.S. Surveyor Field Notes-transcribed copy], 1857-ca.1890 (1 volume);
[Wall Mounted Survey Index-indexes filed surveys, subdivisions, and partitions], ca.1865-present (12 volumes).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Adjacent Storage Room, Gray Plat Cabinet:
BLM Maps [Bureau of Land Management], ca.1965-ca.2000 (1 volume);
[Filed Survey Graphical Index], ca.1933-2010 (12 volumes);
[General Land Office Survey Field Notes-copies], 1857-1922 (.30 cu.ft.);
Gov't Survey Plats [Government], ca.1873-ca.1974 (2 volumes);
[Swanson and Echols Unrecorded Maps], ca.1955-ca.1975 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Adjacent Storage Room:
[Jerry Swanson Survey Case Files], 1965-1973 (10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Adjacent Storage Room, Green Plat Cabinet:
Surveyor Field Notes [includes restored corners-originals], ca.1857-ca.1986 (17 volumes).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Basement South Stairwell Storage Room:
[Filed Survey and Corner Restoration Plats and Notes Card Index], ca.1933-1995 (1 cu.ft.);
[Niemi and Thorp Field Books], 1976-1979 (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, County Storage Room, Surveyor's Area:
[Don Cormack Survey Maps and Subdivision Plats], ca.1951-ca.1997 (1 volume);
[Filed County Surveys-copies], ca.1933-present (7 cu.ft.);
[Filed Survey Graphical Index], ca.1933-ca.1995 (1 volume);
[Niemi and Thorp Engineering Maps and Drawings], ca.1945-ca.1958 (.50 cu.ft.).

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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