Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Malheur County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats


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 Malheur County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
[County Survey Records-Register and Index], ca.1955-present (1 volume);
Original Survey Notes and Corner Records [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Managment-includes mineral surveys], 1865-ca.1998 (7 inches of microfiche);
Surveying [Miscellaneous Records-includes maps, notes, correspondence, and related administrative records-title varies], ca.1988-present (10 cu.ft.);
Survey Number [Survey Plat Copies], ca.1955-present (24 cu.ft.);
Surveys A [Original Filed Plats], ca.1973-present (456 plats);
Surveys B [Original Filed Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], ca.1887-present (1389 plats);
Surveys C [Original Filed Plats-includes subdivisions], ca.1955-present (167 plats).

Records at the Malheur County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
For Office Use Only [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Plats and Descriptions-copies], ca.1871-ca.1952 (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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