Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats


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.

Records are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908.

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Clerk's Permanent Record of Surveys [Wasco County-Hood River area], vol. 1, 1901-1098 (1 volume);
Field Books [Road Survey and Engineering-includes parks-in gray card file cabinet], ca.1965-ca.1980 (.75 cu.ft.);
GLO [General Land Office Survey Field Notes], 1859-n.d. (2 inches of microfiche);
JLH, CS, ARC, PMM, Hobson [Survey Field Books-includes road surveys-photocopies], ca.1900-ca.1924 (20 binders);
[JLH Field Notes-includes some road survey information], ca.1900-ca.1922 (85 volumes);
JLH, MK, Hurlburt, Etc Index to Surveys & Field Notes [includes indexes of road surveys], ca.1900-ca.1924 (1 volume);
[Survey and Subdivision Plats-copies-in green binders], ca.1908-ca.1965 (5 binders);
Survey Drawings [Land Survey Plats], ca.1905-present (ca.5000 drawings);
[Survey Drawings-Land Survey Plats and Notes], ca.1905-ca.2003 (60 inches of aperture cards);
Surveyor's Record [with index], vol. 1-2, 1908-1928 (2 volumes);
[U.S.Surveyor General Field Notes], ca.1884-ca.1952 (5 binders).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Survey/Engineering Shared Office Area:
Black Books [Surveyor's Field Notes-includes some road survey information], 1957-ca.1999 (ca.215 volumes);
J.L. Henderson Notes [Field-includes some road survey information-photocopies], ca.1900-ca.1922 (3 cu.ft.).
Survey and Drawing File [Survey Reference Cards], ca.1905-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Record [Survey Drawings Register], 1972-present (2 volumes).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Research Room:
Original Survey Notes [By township and range-typescript], ca.1884-ca.1952 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Survey Index [Map Based Index to Surveys], ca.1905-present (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Microfilm Permanent Survey Records [includes filed county surveys, subdivision, and partition plats as well as railroad maps], ca.1899-2006 (13 reels of microfilm);
Survey Microfilm Reels [includes filed county surveys and subdivision and partition plats], 2007-2008 (2 reels of microfilm).

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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