Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow County Records Inventory

Deeds and Indexes


Series documents the ownership of land. Series includes deeds, land sales contracts, quitclaim deeds, homestead exemption claims, corporate certificates, agreements, correction deeds, special assessments of unzoned farmland, easements, and indirect and direct deed indexes. Information includes grantor and grantee name; recording and filing dates; property descriptions; title warranties; consideration amounts; witness and recorder names; and volume and page numbers of where recorded.

Since 1967 deeds have been recorded in the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate deed index was maintained until 1984. Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Deed Books], vol. Q-Z, 27-50, 1902-1947 (2 inches of microfiche);
[Deed Index Direct], 1940-1984 (13 sheets of microfiche);
[Deed Index Indirect], 1940-1984 (13 sheets of microfiche);
[Deed Records], vol. A-P, 1861-1903 (8 reels of microfilm);
Deed Record [title varies], vol. A-Z, 27-74, 1861-1967 (74 volumes);
[Deeds and Mortgages], ca.1891-ca.1918 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Deeds-incomplete with some duplicates], vol. 50-74, 1946-1967 (ca.26 reels of microfilm);
Direct Index Deeds Lands, vol. 1, 1861-1941 (1 volume);
Direct Index Deeds Town Lots, 1861-1941 (1 volume);
Direct Index Deeds, vol. 2-3, 1940-1984 (2 volumes);
Indirect Index Deeds Lands, vol. 1, 1861-1941 (1 volume);
Indirect Index Deeds Town Lots, 1861-1941 (1 volume);
Indirect Index Deeds, vol. 2-3, 1940-1984 (2 volumes).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Deeds, vol. B-C, F, 1881-1886 (3 volumes);
Direct Index to Deeds, 1886-1902 (1 volume);
Index Deeds Morrow Co. from Umatilla County [Direct and Indirect], 1861-1885 (1 volume);
Indirect Index to Deeds, 1861-1902 (1 volume);
Mortgages [and Deeds-Form A], vol. 1, 1864-1893 (1 volume);
Record of Lands Deeded to County, n.d. (1 volume);
State Land Board [Lands Sold by State], 1901-1939 (.10 cu.ft.).


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