Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Corner Survey Records


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.

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
Corner & D.L.C. Numbers [Record-by township and range], n.d. (1 binder);
Corner Field Books [Survey], ca.1980-present (2 cu.ft.);
[Corner Survey Visual Reference Maps-hanging], n.d. (ca.50 maps);
Old County Surveyor Field Books & Transcribed GLO w/Corner Restorations [GLO=General Land Office] , ca.1850-ca.1943 (29 volumes);
Old Township Files [includes corner survey information, record of land monumentation, and field books], ca.1875-present (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office, Public Area:
[Benchmark Records], n.d.-present (7 binders);
Corner Restoration Index by Township, ca.1885-present (1 volume);
G.P.S. [Global Positioning System Corners], 1991-present (3 binders);
Re-Established Corners [Record-title varies], vol. 1-18, 1885-present (18 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office, Copy Room:
Record Re-estblished Corners, vol. 1, 1885-1904 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Web Site:
ELLA Maps 2.0 [Easy Land Locator Application Maps-includes searchable Geographical Information System mapping with survey, land corner, zoning, road, soil, tax lot, floodplain, Donation Land Claim, orthophoto, relief, district boundaries, and other information], n.d.-present (Internet).


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