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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Grant County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1861-[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.

Indexes and copies of filed surveys are available through the assessor's office. For access to other surveyor records located in the surveyor's storage room, contact the county surveyor at (541) 575-1251. The Surveyor Maps and Documents feature on the Grant County Web site includes PDF copies of surveyor plats. The Surveyor Books and Records feature on the Grant County Web site includes PDF copies of historic surveyor record books.

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[GLO Survey Plats-General Land Office-large brown volumes], ca.1861-ca.1939 (4 volumes);
Report of Surveyor [includes official surveys and field notes], 1899-1915 (.20 cu.ft.);
Survey Bdy. Grant and Umatilla [Boundary Survey Records], 1889 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[General Land Office Plats], 1869-1941 (1 volume);
Record of Official Survey Tracings, 1913-1920 (1 volume);
Surveyor's Record [includes corner restoration information-with index], vol. 1, 1894-1973 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Break Room:
Miscellaneous BLM Surveys & Volumes [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Field Notes, ca.1861-ca.1986 (8 inches of microfiche);
Miscellaneous BLM Surveys & Volumes [Mineral Survey Records-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1872-ca.1952 (3 inches of microfiche);
Surveyor's Record, vol. 1, 1973-1975 (15 aperture cards).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Assessor's Office, Surveyor's Storage Room:
[General Land Office/ Bureau of Land Management Survey Records-includes some mineral surveys], ca.1865-ca.1997 (5 inches of microfilm);
Journal [Survey Index-includes subdivisions and partitions], 1955-1996 (1 volume);
Map of Survey [Filed Surveys-includes road and corner restoration surveys-copies], no. 58-2037, 1962-present (15 cu.ft.);
Map of Survey [Filed Surveys-includes road and corner restoration surveys-originals-in locked map case], no. 58-2037, 1962-present (ca.18 cu.ft.);
Record of Survey, vol. A, 1895-1907 (1 volume);
[Survey Card Index-includes road survey and corner restoration information-by township and range], ca.1895-ca.1985 (.40 cu.ft.);
[Survey Field Books-includes road surveys], 1917-1924 (22 volumes and .25 cu.ft.);
Survey Index by Survey Number [includes road survey and corner restoration information], 1895-present (2 binders);
Survey Index by Township and Range [includes road survey and corner restoration information], 1895-present (1 binder);
[Surveyor's Record-includes corner restoration information], vol. 2, 1917-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[Surveyor's Record], vol. 1, 1973-1975 (15 aperture cards).

Records at the Grant County Historical Society Museum:
T13SR27 and 13SR33E [Transcript of Survey Field Book-in exhibit display], 1880 (1 volume).

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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