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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn 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.

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
DLC & Misc. [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Microfiche Survey Records-includes Donation Land Claim, mineral claim, and other information], ca.1853-ca.1998 (6 inches of microfiche);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Plats-copies], ca.1854-1966 (1 volume);
Old Field Notes [Survey Field Books-includes road and street surveys], ca.1851-ca.1913 (2 cu.ft.);
[Recorded Surveys-Original-various sizes], no. 1-25118, 1874-present (25118 plats);
[Recorded Surveys-paper copies], no. 1-25118, 1874-present (ca.230 cu.ft.);
Sections [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Records], ca.1853-ca.1998 (8 inches of microfiche);
[Survey Visual Reference Index Maps-on assessor's map base], ca.1874-present (11 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office, Public Area:
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Field Notes-transcribed], ca.1854-ca.1960 (25 volumes);
Survey Record [Recorded Surveys-no. 1 to 25118-title varies], vol. 1-80, 1874-present (80 volumes);
[Surveys by Township Index Cards], ca.1874-ca.1990 (3 cu.ft.);
[Survey Visual Reference Index Maps-on assessor's map base], ca.1874-present (11 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office, Copy Room:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes district, vicinity, township, airport, industrial sites, highways, survey, etc.], ca.1920-present (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Assessment and Taxation Office, Deed Room:
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Plats-copies], ca.1854-ca.1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Old Jail, Treasurer's Storage Cell:
Timber Cruise [Survey Record], 1925-1930 (6 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Web Site:
ELLA Maps [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);
Recorded Surveys [Scanned-includes subdivision, partition, and Donation Land Claim information-free registration required], 1874-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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