Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Josephine 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 Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Miscellaneous Plats and Tracings [includes survey plats, mining plats, and mining notices], 1899-1909 (.20 cu.ft.);
Narratives [Survey], 1946-1980 (4 reels of microfilm);
Original Survey Notes [includes subdivisions], 1854-ca.1905 (2 reels of microfilm);
Record of Official Cruise [Timber and Survey], 1913 (1 volume);
Record of the States of the United States [includes survey notes], 1843-1876 (4 reels of microfilm);
Retracement Survey Notes [includes subdivisions], ca.1919 (4 reels of microfilm);
Survey Plats [title varies], 1945-1980 (8 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
Government Plats [Bureau of Land Management and General Land Office], ca.1856-ca.1998 (2 volumes);
H.C. Hall Field Books [Survey], 1909-1916 (1 binder);
[Original BLM/GLO Survey Records-includes corner restoration and donation land claim survey information-Bureau of Land Management/General Land Office-paper copy of microfiche records], ca.1856-ca.1996 (16 volumes);
Surveys [Plats-public use copies], 1924-present (29 cu.ft.);
[Survey Visual Index Maps-on assessor map base], ca.1924-present (22 volumes).
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Records Storage Room:
Assessors Maps [Survey Visual Index Maps], ca.1924-1978 (1.50 inch of microfiche);
[County Surveyor's Book 2 Roads-also includes other surveys-with index], vol. 2, 1893-1946 (1 volume);
Field Notes [Survey], 1965-1982 (3 binders);
[Ives and Hyde Survey Field Books-from treasurer's vault], ca.1854 (2 volumes);
[J.S. Howard Survey Field Book-from treasurer's vault], 1896-1897 (1 volume);
Microfiche [Narr.-Survey Narratives], 1946-1982 (2 inches of microfilm jackets);
Microfiche [Plats-Survey], 1945-1982 (3 inches of microfilm jackets);
Narratives [Survey], 1946-present (7.50 cu.ft.);
[Original BLM/GLO Survey Records-includes corner restoration and donation land claim survey information-Bureau of Land Management/General Land Office], ca.1856-1998 (5 inches of microfiche);
[Survey Field Books-includes road and mineral survey information], ca.1923-ca.1959 (ca.157 volumes);
[Survey Index Cards-includes homestead, subdivision, and mineral survey references-alphabetical], ca.1924-1991 (3 cu.ft.);
[Survey Index Cards-includes homestead, subdivision, and mineral survey references-township and range], ca.1924-1991 (12 cu.ft.);
Surveyor's Record, vol. 3, 1911-1952 (1 volume);
Surveys [County Survey Record], vol. 1A, 1891-1901 (1 volume);
[Surveys-Plats and Field Notes-Filed], 1924-present (30 cu.ft.).
Records at the Josephine County Public Works Department Engineering Office:
County Survey [Filed Surveys-copies], 1959-present (26 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).