Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Polk 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 Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
Corner Restoration [Forms], vol. A-G, 1888-1989 (7 volumes);
Corner Restorations [Form Book-with index], vol. 1-5, 1990-present (5 volumes);
[Government Corner Restoration-Record], vol. E-G, 1977-1989 (3 binders);
[Land and Road Survey Field Books-includes corner survey information-includes some timber company books], ca.1908-present (113 volumes);
Re-Established Corners Book], vol. D, 1971-1977 (1 binder);
Re-Established Gov't Corner Book [U.S. Government Survey-with index], vol. B-C, ca.1904-1971 (2 volumes);
Re-Established U.S. Survey Cors. [Corner Record-with index], vol. A, 1888-1904 (1 volume).
Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Records Storage Room 4:
Corner Index [Corner Survey Location Index Map Book], n.d. (1 volume).
Records at the Polk County Web Site:
Government Corner Search [Survey Maps-searchable by township and Bureau of Land Management number], ca.1853-present (Internet);
Survey Search [Survey Plats-searchable by number, type, township, and date-includes corner restorations, subdivisions, partitions, survey notes, road strip maps, and related records], 1858-present (Internet).