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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1851-[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.

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:
BLM Fiche Cards [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Mineral Surveys Record-with index], 1872-1986 (1 inch of microfiche);
BLM Fiche Cards [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Field Notes], ca.1854-1998 (8 inches of microfiche);
[Former County Surveyor and Private Surveyor Records-includes Bayles, Earl Thompson, Thompson and Hayden, and A. Vaaler], ca.1940-ca.1960 (30 cu.ft.);
Old County Surveys [Notes-includes corner restorations], 1877-1895 (1 volume);
[Surveys Filed with Surveyor-includes some road surveys], no. 1-42411, 1873-present (ca.42411 plats).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
Bucket File Old Field Books [Survey], ca.1930-ca.1962 (228 volumes);
County Survey Books, vol. 1-6, 1856-1970 (20 inches of aperture cards);
[County Surveyor's Land and Road Survey Field Books-includes corner restorations], ca.1854-1984 (ca.1400 volumes);
County Surveys [Field Book Copies], no. 1-555, 1856-1889 (2 binders);
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.);
[F.E. Waggoner-Survey Files], ca.1940-ca.1960 (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.);
Field Notes [Original General Land Office Survey-includes corner restorations], vol. A-C, ca.1851-ca.1970 (3 volumes);
Filed Private Survey Index [Cards], ca.1873-ca.1979 (3.50 cu.ft.);
Follett [Survey Files], ca.1955-1971 (20 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);
Quiner Alpha Index [Survey Records Card Index], ca.1955-ca.1975 (.20 cu.ft.);
Quiner Street and TRS [Survey Records Card Index-Township, Range, and Section], ca.1955-ca.1975 (.20 cu.ft.);
Record of County Surveys [Field Notes-no. 1010-2434-with index], vol. 3-6, 1894-1970 (4 volumes);
[Record of Surveys-Field Notes], no. 556-1009, n.d. (2 volumes);
Survey Files of John Quiner, ca.1950-ca.1975 (20 cu.ft.);
[Survey Number Index], 1873-1980 (2 volumes);
Surveys [Filed with Surveyor-includes some road surveys], no. 1-37910, 1873-2003 (32 feet of aperture cards);
U.S. Government Field Notes [includes corner restorations-title varies], ca.1853-ca.1970 (32 volumes);
Visual Index [indexes filed surveys and some road surveys-on assessor's map base], vol. 1-83, ca.1873-2004 (83 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, County Surveyor's Office:
County Surveyor's Records [includes notes-with index], vol. 1, 1856-1877 (1 volume);
County Survey Record [includes drawings and notes], vol. 2, 1887-1894 (1 volume);
County Survey Record [includes notes-with index], vol. 1, 1856-1889 (1 volume);
County Surveys [includes field notes and drawings], 1903-1911 (1 volume).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
[Inventory of Timber and Timber Lands-Survey], 1961-1964 (6 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center, Microfilm Storage Room:
Public Works Surveyors [Maps and Plats-includes land and road survey, road engineering, subdivision, and related maps and drawings], ca.1873-ca.1990 (91 reels of microfilm);
Surv. [Surveyor's Microfilm Survey Subdivision Plats-title varies], no. 34235-40538, n.d.-2007 (22 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Timber Cruise Record [location: t.s1], 1923-1924 (1 volume).

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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