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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1867-[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, Front Vault Room 114:
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 County Road Department Building, Engineering Office Room 124:
CS # [County Surveys-includes regular filed surveys, surveys within subdivisions, subdivisions, and partitions-arranged numerically by county survey number], no. 1-18639, 1902-present (19 feet of aperture cards);
GLO [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys ], 1869-1986 (2 inches of aperture cards);
GLO Microfiche [General Land Office Survey Plats and Notes], n.d. (5 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault Room 125:
City of Bend [Survey and Engineering Field Books-includes roads, sewers, and other improvements], ca.1910-ca.1973 (5 cu.ft.);
Index R.B. Gould [to Land and Road Survey Field Books and Surveyor's Road Record], 1910-1939 (1 binder);
[Survey Calculation Books-to road and land surveys], ca.1910-ca.1939 (11 volumes);
[Surveyor's Private Survey Field Books-Robert E. Gould], ca.1910-1940 (99 volumes).

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Surveyor's Office Room 126:
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 Plats By Township & Range [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys], 1869-1986 (1 volume);
Plats [Subdivision-includes Surveys Within Subdivision], ca.1904-present (ca.7500 plats);
[Regular Surveys-includes partition plats], 1902-present (ca.10500 plats).

Records at the Deschutes County Records Center, Permanent Archives:
GLO Plats [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management-copies], 1867-1986 (1 volume);
Microfilm Aperture Cards [County Surveys], no. CS00001-CS18639, 1902-present (24 feet of aperture cards);
Microfilm Aperture Cards Misc. [Miscellaneous-General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Maps], 1869-1986 (2 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Deschutes Services Center, Assessor's Office, Chief Cartographer's Private Office:
GLO Plats [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management], 1867-1991 (1 volume).

Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Exhibit Room 101:
[Surveyor's Field Book-McCloud RLC], 1926 (1 volume).

Records at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, Room 317, Bookshelf 92:
[Survey Field Book-Sisters/Tumalo & Sugar Pine Country], 1920-1922 (1 volume).

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).

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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