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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

Corner Survey Records

1853-[ongoing]

Series documents the establishment and/or restoration of survey corners or monuments by the county surveyor or registered land surveyors. Records include maps, field survey restoration notes, historical notes, and indexes. Information includes description of corners; existing markers; descriptions of new markers and any changes made to the locations; property owners; township, range, and section numbers; donation land claim information; date the new markers were set; and surveyor's signatures.

The "Surveyor's Images & Documents Online" searchable database includes images of plats and notes related to government corners, county road maps, donation land claims, master road files, reestablishment records, road naming files, subdivisions, and vertical control dating from circa 1851 to the present.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Bearing Tree Books, vol. 1-3, 1890-1957 (.50 inch of microfiche); 1890-1957 (2 reels of microfilm);
Corner Info [Information-indexes General Land Office and Donation Land Claim volumes], ca.1864-ca.1970 (1 binder);
GLO Corner Index [General Land Office-serves as a visual index by township and range], n.d. (1 binder);
Index of DLC Reestabs [Donation Land Claim Corner Reestablishment Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
Re-Estab Index [Corner Reestablishments], 1892-2004 (2 volumes);
Re-Estab Notes [Corner Reestablishment], no. 8634-13675, ca.1980-ca.2000 (2 inches of microfiche);
Re-Estabs [Corner Reestablishment Records-Public Land Corner Sheets], ca.1940-present (6 cu.ft.);
SCDS [Section Corner Display System-Records-includes corner survey summary information], n.d. (1 inch of microfiche);
Visitations [Government Corner Records], ca.1966-present (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
Bearing Trees of U.S. Surveys, vol. 2, 1909-1946 (1 volume);
Corner Visitation Records [Extra Copies BLM Filed Notes of Dependent Resurvey-Bureau of Land Management-refers to corner information to ca.1853], ca.1952-ca.1963 (2 volumes);
Corner Visitation Records [Lane County Restored Corner-County Surveyor Record-refers to corner information to ca.1853], 1952-1973 (5 volumes);
Corner Visitation Records [Report of County Survey Corners Found in Field], 1953-1959 (4 binders);
Corner Visitation Records [Visitation Cards-by township and range-refers to corner information dating to ca.1853], ca.1939-present (5 binders);
[County Surveyor's Land and Road Survey Field Books-includes corner restorations], ca.1854-1984 (ca.1400 volumes);
CS Field Book Index [County Surveyor-serves as card index to land and road surveys and corner restorations], ca.1916-ca.1981 (.10 cu.ft.);
Field Book Indexes [Alphabetical and Township and Range Index Cards-also refers to road survey and corner reestablishment information], ca.1854-ca.1984 (4 cu.ft.);
Index for Original Field Notes for Sections and Donation Land Claims [includes corner survey information], n.d. (1 volume);
Index Reestablished DLC Corners [Donation Land Claim], n.d. (1 binder);
Lane County Re-Estab Corners [Cards-by township and range-refers to corner information to ca.1853], ca.1955-ca.1979 (3 cu.ft.);
Original G.L.O. Corner Books [General Land Office-includes land surveys], vol. A-C, ca.1864-ca.1970 (8 inches of aperture cards);
Public Surveys [General Land Office Survey Notes-includes corner survey information], vol. D-E, 1881-1883 (2 volumes);
[Public Surveys-General Land Office Survey Notes-includes corner survey information], vol. F-I, ca.1857-ca.1932 (4 binders); vol. J-R, 1853-1952 (9 volumes);
Re-Estab Books [Corner Reestablishment-includes corner history], vol. 1-75, no. 1-15765, 1892-present (75 binders);
Re-Estab Index East Ranges [Corner Reestablishment Survey Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
Re-Established Indexes West Ranges [Corner Survey Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
U.S. Government Field Notes [includes corner restorations-title varies], ca.1853-ca.1970 (32 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Office:
Bearing Trees of U.S. Survey, vol. 1, 1870-1909 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1945-1957 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Land Management [Re-Estab Index Books-Corner Reestablishments], ca.1892-n.d., (1 reel of microfilm);
Public Works Microfiche [Bearing Trees Surveys], vol. 1-3, 1890-1957 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
Public Works Microfiche [Re-Estab Index-Corner Reestablishments], ca.1892-ca.1957 (22 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Public Works Microfiche [Surveyors Re-Estab Notes-Corner Reestablishments], no. 1-8920, 1892-ca.1970 (3 inches of microfilm jackets).

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