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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1853-[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.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Timber Cruise Plat Book, 1930-1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318:
[Boyden Survey Records Card Index-provides access to survey records stored in White City], ca.1920-ca.2009 (1 cu.ft.);
City of Ashland [Survey Field Book Photocopies-includes corner survey information], 1876-1911 (20 volumes);
County Surveyor's Record [photocopy], vol. 1, 1856-1913 (1 volume);
File "C" & "B" Miscellaneous Surveys [Land and Road Survey Field Book Index], ca.1910-ca.1934 (1 binder);
Filed Surveys [paper copy-includes hallway cabinets], no. 1-21760, 1947-present (21760 plats);
[Filed Survey Visual Reference Maps-on assessor's plat base], 1947-2012 (16 volumes);
Government Notes [Bureau of Land Management Field Notes-includes corner remonumentation information], ca.1917-ca.1995 (39 volumes);
Jackson County Surveyors Office [Original Government Survey Field Notes-includes corner survey information], 1854-ca.1937 (12 volumes);
Mineral Surveys, 1871-1989 (3 volumes);
Sewall Truax [Survey Field Books-includes donation land claim information-photocopy], 1855-1889 (7 volumes);
Survey Book [photocopy], vol. A, A2, 1912-1952 (2 volumes);
Surveys Prior to 1947 [Visual Reference Maps-on assessor's plat base], n.d.-1946 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Basement Records Storage Room 6A:
1800s Field Books Misc. Surveys [Miscellaneous], ca.1872-ca.1900 (42 volumes);
Certified Copy of Field Notes of Exterior and Subdivisional Lines [Survey-includes corner survey information-mimeographs], 1854-ca.1937 (19 volumes);
[County Survey Description Book-mostly C.Z. Boyden], ca.1923-ca.1952 (1 volume);
County Surveyor's Record, vol. 1, 1856-1913 (1 volume);
Field Notes [Survey-includes corner information], 1980-1996 (1 cu.ft.);
File "C" Field Notes [Road and Land Survey], vol. A-Z, ca.1910-ca.1920 (1 cu.ft.);
[Filed Surveys], no. 1-21760, 1947-present (21760 plats);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Mineral Survey Records-with index], ca.1887-ca.1969 (1 inch of microfiche);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Plats and Field Notes], ca.1853-ca.1997 (8 inches of microfiche); ca.1853-ca.1997 (6 inches of aperture cards);
Index by Location [Filed Surveys], ca.1947-2011 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Index by Surveyor [Filed Surveys], ca.1947-2011 (1 volume of computer printouts);
[Ives and Hyde Survey Field Books-with index], 1854 (12 volumes);
JS Howard [Survey Field Books-includes mineral surveys-title varies], ca.1896-ca.1897 (8 volumes);
Original Narratives [to Filed Surveys], no. 1-21743, 1947-present (14 cu.ft.);
[Recorded Surveys Indexed by Surveyor-Alphabetical Register], 1947-1974 (1 volume);
Sewall Truax [Survey Field Books-includes donation land claim information], 1855-1889 (7 volumes);
[Survey Field Notes-includes corner information-mostly in 3-ring binders], 1973-2013 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Surveyor's Record [includes road surveys-with index], 1901-1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Division Office Room 114:
Survey Plats, 1947-1954 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Access Contracted Records Storage Facility:
[Ancient Survey-Record-with index-91A.44, Box 53], ca.1917-1951 (1 volume);
[County Surveyors Record-with index-91A.44, Box 53], vol. 1, 1856-1913 (1 volume);
[County Surveyors Record-with index-91A.44, Box 54], vol. A, ca.1913-ca.1923 (1 volume);
[Field Notes of Claims-Donation Land Claims-includes corner survey information-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1855-ca.1859 (1 volume);
[Government Field Notes Donation Land Claims-includes corner survey information-typescript-with index-91A.44, Box 53], 1855-1917 (1 volume);
[Government Field Notes-Donation Land Claim-manuscript copy-with index-91A.44, Box 54], vol. 1, 1855-ca.1859 (1 volume);
[Index to Survey Record vol. 1 to 2-with index-91A.44, Box 54], ca.1856-n.d. (1 volume);
[Narratives [Surveyor Field Notes-with index-91A.44, Box 54], vol. 6A-6B, 1947-1954 (2 volumes);
[Park Surveys and Plats-89A.85, Boxes 6245-6246], 1964-1970 (1 cu.ft.).

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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