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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lincoln County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[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 Office Imaging System available on computer in the surveyor's office public research room includes filed surveys in TIFF format.

Records at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Assessor's Mapping Office:
GLO Plats [General Land Office], ca.1864-ca.1986 (ca.100 plats);
Tideland Survey [Tide and Marsh Land Maps], 1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Lincoln County Public Works Administration Building, Surveyor's Office:
BLM Fiche [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Field Notes], ca.1855-ca.1998 (3 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Lincoln County Public Works Administration Building, Surveyor's Public Research Room:
1912 Tidelands Survey [Field Notes-typescript], 1912 (1 volume);
1912 Tidelands Survey Corvallis & Eastern Railroad, 1912 (1 volume);
Andy Porter's Surveys [Field Notes], 1888-1891 (1 binder);
Beezley's Surveys [Record of Surveys], 1913-1916 (1 binder);
BLM Historical Index of Dispositions of Publications [Bureau of Land Management], 1859-1993 (1 volume);
BLM Master Title Plats [Bureau of Land Management], 1859-1994 (1 volume);
BLM Plat Book [Bureau of Land Management Master Title Plats], ca.1859-1995 (1 volume);
BLM Plats [Bureau of Land Management], ca.1855-present (ca.700 plats);
BLM Plats [Bureau of Land Management], vol. 1-2, ca.1855-ca.1865 (2 volumes);
Derrick [Record of Surveys], 1896-1900 (1 binder);
GLO Typed Field Notes [General Land Office], ca.1859-ca.1986 (4 cu.ft.);
Index to Old Yellow Field Books, n.d. (1 binder);
Tidelands [Survey Maps], 1912 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Lincoln County Public Works Complex, Surveyor's Archives:
Daybook Derrick [Survey Record], 1896-1900 (1 volume);
Field Books [Surveyor-includes corner monumentation information], no. 1-198, 1874-1879, 1888-1929 (5 cu.ft.);
GLO Books [General Land Office Books], 1872-1935 (10 volumes);
Index List [Old Field Books-Survey Field Books Content Register], ca.1909-ca.1938 (1 binder);
Oyster Tracts [Plats], 1908-1968 (ca.15 plats);
Porter [Survey Record], 1888-1890 (1 volume);
Single Entry Ledger Record of Surveys Beezley, 1913-1916 (1 volume);
Surveyor's Record [with index], 1896-1940 (1 volume);
[Surveys Filed-includes corner survey information], no.1-17245, 1896-2004 (23 reels of microfilm);
Surveys [Filed-includes corner survey information-title varies], no. 1-18666, 1896-present (18666 plats).

Records at the Lincoln County Public Works Complex, Road/Surveyor Garage:
Bud Burdett Notes [Field Notes-includes private surveys], ca.1957-ca.1972 (5 cu.ft.);
Hanna's Surveys [John Hanna Field Notes-includes private surveys], ca.1973-ca.1984 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lincoln County Community Corrections Building, County Archives:
County Surveys [backup copies], no. 53-14107, ca.1896-ca.1990 (5 cu.ft., 9 map rolls);
Surveyor Index Sheets [Visual Reference Maps], n.d.-1995 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lincoln County Web Site:
Survey Filing Number Index Maps [on assessor map base], ca.2001-present (Internet).

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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