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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Corner Survey Records

1958-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

The searchable Deschutes County Survey Research Application includes Oregon Corner Restoration Records (OCRR).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault Room 114:
OCRR Records and Forms [Oregon Corner Restoration Record], no. 1-1900, 1958-present (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Office Room 124:
Corner Restorations [Oregon Corner Restoration Record-arranged numerically by corner number], no. 001-1895, 1958-present (24 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault Room 125:
Metsker's Atlas of Deschutes County Oregon [Found and Restored Corners-Old Rd. Dept. Corner Cards Record], n.d. (1 volume);
Section Corner Description Cards, no. 100-647, n.d. (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office Room 126:
Corner Negatives [Corner Monumentation Photographic Negatives], vol. 1, n.d.-ca.2003 (1 binder);
Corner Photos [Corner Monumentation Photographs], vol. 1-6, n.d.-ca.2003 (6 binders);
E.G. Mansfield Corner Ties [Land Corner Drawings and Notes], ca.1974-ca.1977 (1 binder);
Metsker's Atlas of Deschutes County [serves as index to Corner Restoration Record], ca.1958-present (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
Microfilm Aperture Cards [Oregon Corner Restoration Record], no. 1-1895, 1958-present (6 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Deschutes County Web Site:
Surveyor's Office Miscellaneous Records [includes surveys, corner cards, monument cards, field books, and related records], n.d. (Internet).

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