Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Corner Survey Records


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 Survey Access & Retrieval System maintained by the Surveyor's Office includes assessor maps, city street maps, condominium plats, dedicated street maps, land partition plats, railroad right-of-way maps, subdivision plats, survey plats, county road maps, corner survey plats, GLO/BLM plats and notes, and Donation Land Claim notes dating from ca.1853 to the present.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
Corner Renewals [Corner History Records], ca.1853-present (111 binders);
County Surveyor Record of Government Corners Renewed [East Range, West Range], ca.1920-present (2 volumes);
Forest Appraisal Corners Found, 1948-1956 (1 cu.ft.);
Outdated Renewed Corners Mylars & Originals, n.d. (ca.300 maps);
Outdated Renewed Corners [Records], ca.1960-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Record of Government Corners Renewed, vol. 1, 1913-1941 (1 volume);
Renew Corner Index [serves as corner restoration visual index], ca.1853-present (1 volume);
Surveyor's Record [includes corner restoration information in the last pages], vol. 2, 1876-1916 (1 volume);
TR [Survey Index Cards-includes entries for filed surveys, corner surveys, subdivisions, partitions, and road surveys-by township and range], ca.1860-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
Roads & Maps [Surveyors Maps-includes corner renewals and boundary line adjustments], 1990-1992 (1 reel of microfilm).


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