Oregon Historical County Records Guide

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

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
1800s Field Books Misc. Surveys [Miscellaneous], ca.1872-ca.1900 (42 volumes);
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], no. 1-20095, 1947-present (20095 plats);
[Filed Survey Visual Reference Maps-on assessor's plat base], 1947-present (16 volumes);
[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);
Government Notes [Bureau of Land Management Field Notes-includes corner remonumentation information], ca.1917-ca.1995 (39 volumes);
Ives and Hyde Survey Field Books [photocopy-with index], 1854 (12 volumes);
Jackson County Surveyors Office [Original Government Survey Field Notes-includes corner survey information], 1854-ca.1937 (12 volumes);
JS Howard [Survey Field Books-includes mineral surveys-title varies], ca.1896-ca.1897 (8 volumes);
[Mineral Survey Plats-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], 1876-1985 (1 volume);
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);
[Township Plat Book-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1853-ca.1996 (8 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
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. 1-20095, 1947-present (20095 plats);
Microfilm [Original Gov't Notes-Government Survey Field Notes], 1854-ca.1937 (5 reels of microfilm);
Microfilm [Recorded Surveys], no. 1-10000, 1947-ca.1986 (31 reels of microfilm);
Original Narratives [to Filed Surveys], no. 1-20095, 1947-present (12 cu.ft.);
[Recorded Surveys Indexed by Surveyor-Alphabetical Register], 1947-1974 (1 volume);
[Survey Field Notes-includes corner information], 1973-1978 (.50 cu.ft.);
Surveyor's Record [includes road surveys-with index], 1901-1907 (1 volume);
Surveys Index [Filed], 1947-present (1 binder).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Survey Plats, 1947-1954 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[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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