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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jefferson County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1869-[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 Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
Record of Surveys [title varies], vol. 1-2, 1915-1972 (2 volumes);
Survey Record [Index], vol. 3, 1972-1987 (1 volume);
Surveys [Plats and Descriptions], 1972-1983 (5 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Assessor's Office:
Crooked River Ranch Field Book [Survey Maps and Notes], ca.1971 (1 volume).

Records at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Basement Archives:
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Notes and Plats-includes mineral surveys], ca.1869-ca.1995 (2 inches of microfiche);
Surveys [Plats and Descriptions], 1975-1983 (5 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
County Surveyor Index [includes surveys, subdivisions, partitions, and commissioners journal references], ca.1899-present (1 binder);
[County Surveyor's Plats and Filed Surveys-includes some road surveys-mylar], ca.1899-present (ca.20 cu.ft.);
[County Surveyor's Plats and Filed Surveys-includes some road surveys-paper], ca.1899-present (10 cu.ft.);
General Land Office Plats, 1869-1952 (1 volume);
GLO Field Notes [General Land Office-Survey], ca.1869-ca.1919 (2.50 cu.ft.);
GLO Plats [General Land Office-includes Bureau of Land Management and county abstract maps], ca.1869-1998 (ca.100 maps);
Jefferson County GLO [General Land Office-Survey Notes], 1869-1952 (1 volume);
Pelton Dam Area Survey [Maps-Portland General Electric], 1951-1977 (14 maps);
Round Butte Dam Area Survey [Maps-Portland General Electric], 1965-1977 (ca.40 maps);
Surveyors Notes [Field Books], ca.1909-ca.1972 (39 volumes);
Survey [Record-volume 2 is partial volume], vol. 2-3, 1972-1983 (5 inches of aperture cards);
[Surveys-Record], vol. 1-2, ca.1915-1972 (1 reel 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).

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
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