Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney 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 Harney County Online Tax Lot Map GIS system includes corner survey information.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Surveyor's Basement Storeroom:
Corner Records [Survey], vol. 1-18, 1978-present, (18 volumes);
[Corner Survey Field Books], 1962-1963 (9 volumes);
Harney County Surveyor's Corner Records [Restoration Forms], vol. 1-2, 1998-present (2 binders);
[Narratives and Plat Copies-Survey-includes corner information-by township and range], ca.1875-present (3 cu.ft.);
Records of Lines and Corners Found in Townships Partially Surveyed by the U.S. Geological Survey Since 1931, 1931-ca.1974 (2 binders).


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