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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1869-[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 searchable Deschutes County Survey Research Application includes a survey indexes, field notes and plats as well as General Land Office (GLO) plats and field notes.

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
CS # [County Surveys-includes regular filed surveys, surveys within subdivisions, subdivisions, and partitions-arranged numerically by county survey number], no. 1-17389, 1902-present (17 feet of aperture cards);
Deschutes County Surveyor Map Index [on assessor map base-color coded], ca.1902-present (12 binders);
Deschutes River Woods [County Survey Visual Index], 1962-present (1 volume);
GLO [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys], 1869-1986 (2 inches of aperture cards);
GLO Plats By Township & Range [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys], 1869-1986 (1 volume);
[Regular Surveys-includes partition plats], 1902-present (ca.10500 plats);
Surveys Within Subdivision, ca.1910-present (ca.7000 plats);
TRS [County Surveys-by township, range, and section numbers-includes regular filed surveys, surveys within subdivisions, subdivisions, and partitions], 1902-ca.2004 (16 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
[City of Bend Level Field Books], ca.1910-ca.1911 (1 cu.ft.);
Index R.B. Gould [to Land and Road Survey Field Books and Surveyor's Road Record], 1910-1939 (1 volume);
[Survey Calculation Books-to road and land surveys], ca.1910-ca.1939 (11 volumes);
[Surveyor's Land Survey Field Books-Robert E. Gould], ca.1910-1940 (99 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Front Vault:
GLO Microfiche [General Land Office Survey Plats and Notes], n.d. (5 inches of microfiche);
Townships [Small Scale Original Filed Surveys-includes copies of partition plats and associated descriptions and documents-by township and range], ca.1950-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Clerk's Office Research Room:
G.L.O. Plats [General Land Office-includes mineral surveys], ca.1869-ca.1983 (1 volume).

Records at the Deschutes Historical Center, Room 317:
[Timber Cruise Survey Field Books], ca.1925-ca.1935 (ca.35 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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