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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory - Scrollable Version

The following information is based on a July 2013 inventory:


Addresses and links to offices and repositories listed in the inventory:
Main Sherman County Web site: http://www.sherman-county.com/

Assessor's Office: Courthouse: 500 Court St, Moro, OR 97039;
Basement Vault: Courthouse: No public access. Contact the appropriate office (e.g., clerk, etc.);
Circuit Court Offices and Storage Areas: 500 Court St, Moro, OR 97039;
Clerk's Office and Vault: Courthouse: 500 Court St, Moro, OR 97039;
Commission on Children and Families Office: PO Box 383, 300 Dewey St, Moro, OR 97039;
County Court Office and Vault: Courthouse: 500 Court St, Moro, OR 97039;
County Fair Office: PO Box 65, Moro, OR 97039;
Courthouse Records Storage Building, Planning Records Room: No public access. Contact the planning department office;
Extension Service Storage Room: No public access. Contact the planning department office;
Mid-Columbia Center for Living Administrative Office: 409 Lincoln St, The Dalles, OR 97058;
Old Grade School, Top Floor Sherman County Storage Room: No public access. Contact the tax collector or commission on children and families;
Oregon Historical Society: 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland 97205;
Oregon State Archives: 800 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97310;
Planning Department Office: 66365 Lonerock Road, Moro, OR 97039;
Sheriff's Office: Courthouse: 500 Court St, Moro, OR 97039;
Sherman County Courthouse (All offices and storage rooms): 500 Court St, Moro, OR 97039;
Sherman County Historical Museum: PO Box 173, 200 Dewey St, Moro, OR 97039;
Sherman Elementary School, Records Storage Room: No public access. Contact the school district administration office;
Sherman Junior/Senior High School Office, Vault: 65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR 97039;
Wasco County Courthouse Annex Building B, Mid-Columbia Center for Living Administrative Office: 419 E 7th Street, The Dalles, OR 97058.



Note: Titles listed in this inventory are exactly as they appear on the outside of a volume, box, drawer, or other container. If the title is only in brackets [ ], the record has no external identifying information. Text inside the brackets includes either exact title information from the inside of the volume, box, etc. or a functional title.

 

Aerial Photographs

1937-1985

Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Aerial Map Kent [Water District Index Map-orthophoto], 1979 (1 map);
City of Moro [Orthophoto Map-rolled], 1985 (1 photomap);
[Gas Transmission Line Photomaps-rolled], 1978 (ca.20 maps);
[Thornberry-Lamborn Road Aerial Strip Photograph], 1962 (1 photograph).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Workshop Area Cabinet:
[Aerial Photographs], 1937 (ca.300 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-rolled], 1979 (.35 cu.ft.).

 

Assessment and Tax Rolls

1888-[ongoing]

Series documents the assessment of real and personal property, the determination of tax liability, and the collection of county taxes. Assessment, tax, and delinquent tax records are variously labeled as rolls, lists, or summaries. Records show property owner; description and value of urban and agricultural land, personal property, and livestock; assessments, equalizations, and taxes due; and notations on payment and delinquency in payment of taxes. Beginning with 1900, counties have only been required to retain permanently those assessment and tax rolls for years ending in "0" and "5."

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Assessment Roll Delinquent, 1892 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll [title varies], 1987-1995 (12 volumes of computer printouts); 1997 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Certificates of Delinquency, 1938 (3 volumes);
Certificates [of Delinquency Register], 1903-1908 (1 volume);
Continuing Real Property Assessment Roll, ca.1970-1985 (6 cu.ft.);
List of Taxable Property [includes assessment roll information-title varies], 1929-1947 (47 volumes);
Tax Ledger [and Register], 1896 (1 volume);
Tax Register & Ledger, 1894-1895 (1 volume);
Tax Roll [title varies], 1986-2000 (23 volumes of computer printouts).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Assessment and Tax Roll, Assessment Roll, Tax Ledger, and Tax Register], 1891-1947 (25 reels of microfilm);
Permanent Records [Assessment and Tax Rolls-includes related records], 1987-1996 (3 inches of microfiche); 2000-2005 (1 compact disc); 2006-2011 (1 inch of microfiche);
Sherman County Tax Roll, 1947-1948 (1 reel of microfilm); 1957-1963 (1 reel of microfilm); 1982-1983 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Old Grade School, Top Floor Sherman County Storage Room:
Assessment and Tax Roll, 1913-1947 (61 volumes);
Assessment Roll, 1888-1910 (60 volumes); 1912 (1 volume);
Assessment Roll Delinquent Roll, 1894-1895 (2 volumes);
Certificates of Delinquency Issued to Sherman County Oregon, 1934 (1 volume);
Collection Register Taxes, 1893 (1 volume);
Continuing Tax Roll [Cards-title varies], 1947-1986 (20 cu.ft.);
Delinquent Assessment Roll, 1891 (1 volume);
Register of Delinquent Receipts [Certificates of Delinquency Issued], vol. 1, 1908-1924 (1 volume);
Tax Ledger, 1898-1929 (29 volumes);
Tax Register, 1930-1947 (18 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Large Storage Room 3:
Tax Ledger, 1903 (1 volume).

 

Assumed Business Names Registers

1942

Series documents the registration of business names with the county clerk or recorder. Information includes assumed business name; description of business; filing date; and business owner, notary public, witness, clerk or recorder, and deputy's name. Series may also include an index arranged alphabetically by business name. Businesses which were registered were typically automotive sales, motorcycle repair, merchandise shops, butchers, and feed stores. Since 1964, assumed business names have been filed with the Secretary of State. Assumed business names have been inventoried through 1964. For more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Business Registry Section.

See the miscellaneous record (Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Records) for assumed business name records.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Miscellaneous Box L, M [Index-to assumed business name certificates in box "M"], 1942 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous "M" [Assumed Business Name Certificate], 1942 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Attachment Records

1889-1960

Series documents liens placed on real property by the county to satisfy debts. Attachments are ordered by the circuit court and authorize the sheriff to seize or transfer property to satisfy debts such as loans, mortgages, or tax liens. The sheriff will hold the property in trust until the debt is paid or the property is sold. Information includes defendant name, statement of attachment, property description, statement of return when attachment is satisfied, return of execution, dates attachment is issued and returned, court order, and sheriff's signature. Attachment records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Attachments of Real Property Index], vol. A, 1889-1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Attachments of Real Property, vol. A, 1889-1960 (1 volume);
[Attachments of Real Property], vol. A, 1889-1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Index to Attachments of Real Property, vol. A, 1889-1960 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Attachments of Real Property Index, vol. A, 1889-1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Attachments of Real Property, vol. A, 1889-1960 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Birth Records

1904-1941

Series documents the recording of births by the county. Records include certificates, affidavits for correction, registers, delayed entry for births and corrected entries. Information includes registration number; child's name, sex, legitimacy, birth date, and birthplace; name, residence, color, age, birthplace, and occupation of father and mother; number of other children born to mother; signature of physician or midwife; filing date; and registrar's signature. Birth records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register births. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Birth records have been inventoried through 1920. For information concerning more recent records, contact the State Registrar. Also see Delayed Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], 1915-1941 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Births [Certificate of Birth], 1906 (1 volume);
[Record of Birth-Certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1904-1940 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Birth [Certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1904-1940 (1 volume);
Record of Births [Register], vol. 2, 1908-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Record of Births and Deaths, 1916-1941 (1 volume);
Record of Births [Certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1904-1940 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Births [Register], vol. 2, 1908-1915 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Circuit Court Case Files

1889-1989

Series documents cases heard before the circuit courts and the U.S. district courts. U.S. district courts were administered by the federal government during the territorial period and subsequently replaced by the circuit courts upon statehood in 1859. Case files include exhibits, transcripts, indexes, and legal documents such as indictments, subpoenas, fee bills, articles of agreement, bonds, summons, executions, petitions, and injunctions. The case files document civil and criminal actions such as debt, theft, divorce, land claims, arson, murder, rape, assault and battery, and boundary conflicts. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 2250-4468, 1933-1985 (25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Circuit Court Case Files], no. 1-2249, 1889-1933 (29 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Circuit Court Office:
[Circuit Court Case Files], vol. 1-23, no. 2250-4474, 1933-1987 (10 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Historical Value [Miscellaneous Circuit Court Papers], 1892-1915 (.30 cu.ft.);
Index to Register of Actions [also indexes case files], vol. 1, ca.1889-n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Circuit Court Jury Room:
Index to Circuit Court Case Files, vol. 1-2, 1889-1989 (2 volumes).

 

Circuit Court Dockets

1889-1987

Series records brief entries about the proceedings of court cases. Information includes date; plaintiff and defendant names; cause of action such as larceny, assault, divorce, or receivership; attorney names; and final disposition of the case. Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the state court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Bar Docket Passed [includes some county court entries], vol. 4, 1932-1935 (1 volume);
Bar Docket Register of Actions, vol. 1, ca.1889-1907 (1 volume);
Bar Docket, vol. 5, 1935-1947 (1 volume); vol. 7, 1959-1967 (1 volume);
Circuit Court Bench Docket, vol. A-B, 1889-1909 (2 volumes);
Fee Book Circuit Court [and Register-with index], vol. A, 1889-1895 (1 volume);
General Index to Register of Actions, 1906-1926 (1 volume);
Index to Register of Actions [also indexes case files], vol. 1, ca.1889-n.d. (1 volume);
Register of Actions, vol. 3, 1915-1926 (1 volume);
Register of Actions [with index], vol. 2, 1907-1908 (1 volume);
Sherman County Bar Docket, vol. 6, 1947-1959 (1 volume);
Transfer to Register of Actions, vol. 2, 1906-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Circuit Court Jury Room:
Bar Docket [no. 2228-4299], vol. 8-10, 1967-1983 (3 volumes);
Bar Docket, no. 4300-4599, 1983-1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Trial Record [Circuit Court], vol. 1, 1937-1952 (1 volume).

 

Circuit Court Journals

1889-1982

Series records chronological narratives of the proceedings of the court including actions taken such as decrees, judgments, arrangements, sentences, dismissals, and grand jury reports. Information includes plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; term of court; character and date of case; case number; and date of issue. The term "judgment" refers to judicial decisions regarding the verdict, decision, or judgment rendered by the court and is distinct from those judgments relating to the recovery of court costs and awards (see Judgment and Execution Dockets). Circuit court records continue after 1983 under authority of the state and are maintained by the trial court administrator. Circuit court records have been inventoried through 1983. For information on more recent court records, contact the trial court administrator. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Circuit Court Journal Index, vol. A-B, 1889-1905 (1 reel of microfilm);
Circuit Court Journal, vol. A-H, 1889-1963 (8 volumes); vol. A-L, 1889-1979 (15 reels of microfilm);
Index to Circuit Court Journal, vol. A-B, 1889-1905 (2 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Circuit Court Journal Index], vol. A-B, 1889-1905 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Circuit Court Journal], vol. A-M, 1889-1982 (16 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings

1889-1987

Series documents the recording of a variety of legal documents filed in the clerk's or recorder's office. These documents were not required to be filed with the clerk and often included filings such as birth and marriage certificates of individuals who were born or married outside of the county but wanted the document to be filed in their county of residence. Other documents include wills, obligation bonds, quit claims, deeds, conveyances, mortgage satisfactions, agreements, charters, partnership dissolutions, contracts, powers of attorney, liens, leases, marriage licenses, military discharges, ministerial certificates, medical personnel licenses, birth and death certificates, and affidavits of publication. Information includes dates filed, name of individual filing, type of action, and volume and page number where recorded. Series may also include alphabetical indexes of individuals filing a recording. Clerk and Recorder Miscellaneous Recordings have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Miscellaneous Records-includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Miscellaneous Record], vol. A-D, 1889-1959 (2 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous Record [with index], vol. A-D, 1889-1959 (4 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Miscellaneous Records [includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm);
Miscellaneous Record, vol. A-D, 1889-1959 (2 reels of microfilm).

 

Clerk and Recorder Official Filings

1987-[ongoing]

Series documents the filing of transactions, authorized by statute, with the clerk or recorder of the county for the purpose of making the transaction a matter of public record. Information includes dates filed, type and description of transactions, filing numbers, names of parties involved, amounts charged or assessed, and clerk or recorder's signatures. Series may also include alphabetical indexes that contain volume and page numbers where recorded and names of individual filing transactions. Transactions include records that were previously maintained separately, such as mortgages; deeds; military service records; federal, mechanic's, and road improvement liens; mining claims; satisfactions; judgment assignments; notarial commissions; medical and ministerial licenses; oaths; and affidavits of publication. This series is commonly referred to as the Book of Records.

The clerk's recordings have been indexed on computer since 1988.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Recorded Documents [Clerk's Recordings-includes deeds, mortgages, military discharges, mining claims, and other documents], 1987-present (13 inches of microfilm jackets and microfiche).

 

Corner Survey Records

1984-2003

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 Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Surveys [Land Corner Record Sheets], 1984-2003 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Coroner and Inquest Records

1899-1936

Series records the results of the examination of a corpse by the county coroner at the request of the county sheriff. It also documents the proceedings and results of inquests ordered by the district attorney. Reports include date filed; name, age, sex, race, parentage, and birthplace of deceased; date, place, and time of death; names of undertaker and coroner; testimony; and costs. Early reports were narrative accounts detailing the cause of death. After 1900, a standardized form was used for reporting results. Inquest transcripts include coroner and juror names, signatures, and actions; witness names; testimony; and verdict. Coroner and inquest records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Coroner's and Coroner's Jury Reports], 1899-1909 (.10 cu.ft.);
Coroner's Cases [Reports], 1927-1936 (.10 cu.ft.);
R [Coroner's Inquest], 1917 (.05 cu.ft.);
Roads [Coroner's Reports, 1922-1924 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Historical Value [Coroner Papers in the Case of Henry Milne], 1911 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

County Budgets

1914-[ongoing]

Series documents the annual allotment of funds for county government operations as agreed to by the board of commissioners. Information includes total amount of funds budgeted for each office. Later budgets may include organizational charts and a narrative of each county office function.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[Budget Estimate-includes county and school districts], 1923-1924 (1 volume);
Budget Register, 1961-1969 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Budget [Information-County], 2010-present (.30 cu.ft.);
County Court [Administrative Case Files-includes orders, resolutions, budgets, correspondence, contracts, and related records], ca.1914-present (15 cu.ft.);
County Court Misc. [includes county budgets], 1958-1960 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

County Commissioners Administrative Journals

1889-[ongoing]

Series documents all administrative actions of the board of county commissioners and the county court. In most counties, the board of county commissioners has assumed the administrative duties and responsibilities of the county court. Administrative actions include levying taxes; budgeting; approving appropriations; appointing county officials; approving officials bonds and annual reports; receiving petitions and remonstrances concerning county roads; defining and establishing county roads; calling bond elections for the construction of county buildings; compiling jury lists and conducting hearings; approving salaries and expenses of county officials; confirming elections; and issuing licenses for such things as liquor, ferries, warehouses, and groceries. The series may be referred to as the County Court Administrative Journal, Commissioner's Minutes, County Court Docket, or Board of Commissioners Meeting Records.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Commissioners Docket, vol. 2-6, 1892-1960 (5 volumes);
Commissioners Journal Index, 1889-1959 (1 reel of microfilm);
Commissioners Journal, vol. A-C, 1889-1959 (1 reel of microfilm);
Historical Value [County Court Administrative Papers], 1893-ca.1910 (.50 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Records [includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Co. Court [County Court Administrative Records-trifolded], ca.1889-ca.1924 (4 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Docket, 1889-1893 (1 volume); vol. 7-9, 1960-present (3 volumes);
[Commissioners Journal Index], 1889-1959 (1 reel of microfilm);
Commissioners' Journal, vol. A-C, 1889-1959 (3 volumes);
[Commissioners Journal], vol. A-C, 1889-1959 (1 reel of microfilm); 1987-2000 (1 inch of microfilm jackets);
[Commissioners Journal-includes agendas], 2009-present (2 volumes);
County Court [Administrative Case Files-includes orders, resolutions, budgets, correspondence, contracts, and related records], ca.1914-present (15 cu.ft.);
County Court and County Roads [includes county court administrative and road records-title varies], no. 1-299, ca.1921-1970 (4.20 cu.ft.);
Index to Commissioners Journal A, B & C, 1889-1959 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous County Court Matters [Index-to "County Court and County Roads" and "County Court" records], ca.1921-2004 (2 volumes);
[Miscellaneous Records-includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Sherman County Web Site:
Archive of County Court Minutes, 2010-present (Internet).

 

County Commissioners Orders, Ordinances, and Resolutions

1914-[ongoing]

Series documents orders, ordinances, and resolutions passed by the board of county commissioners and the county court regulating and establishing guidelines for specific activities within the county. Information includes activity covered by order, ordinance, or resolution; administrative action number; who introduced; findings of fact; conclusions; recommendations; date heard; and hearings officer name and signature. Activities include noise abatement, nuisances, zoning, animal control, solid waste management, land division regulations, elections, comprehensive plan, and road and bridge use limits.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Court [Administrative Case Files-includes orders, resolutions, budgets, correspondence, contracts, and related records], ca.1914-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, County Planning Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision and partition case files as well as zoning amendment information and planning commission minutes], 1994-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
Draft Zoning/Subdivision Ordinance Update, 1993 (1 volume);
Ordinance 13-12-98 [Zoning, Subdivision, and Partitioning Ordinance Amendment], 1998-2003 (1 volume);
Sherman County Zoning Ordinance, 1979 (1 volume);
Sherman County Zoning, Subdivision, Partitioning and Land Development Ordinance of 1994, 1994 (1 binder).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse Records Storage Building, Planning Records Room:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records], ca.1968-ca.1979 (2 cu.ft.);
Draft [Subdivision and Land Partitioning Regulations], ca.1978 (.20 cu.ft.);
Proposed Amendments to the Subdivision and Land Partitioning Ordinance, ca.1979 (.05 cu.ft.);
Sherman County Zoning Ordinance, 1968 (1 volume); 1979 (1 volume);
[Subdivision Ord. Amendments-Ordinance], 1979 (.20 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Ordinance Drafts and Revisions], ca.1979 (.25 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ord Amendments [County Ordinance-includes subdivision and land development ordinance], 1978-1979 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Web Site:
Resident Incentive Program Ordinance [PDF], 2009 (Internet);
Zoning Ordinance [Microsoft Word document], 2003 (Internet).

 

County Comprehensive Plans

1968-2004

Series documents the development and revision of a plan for the use of lands within the county. Series includes plans for transportation, energy, housing, population and economics, public facilities and services, urbanization, natural resources, greenways, recreation, agricultural and forest lands, land capability, resource quality, floodplains, landmarks, historic property, rural community center designation, and natural areas. Each plan includes background information about the subject; supporting documentation such as maps, charts, and diagrams; and a narrative description of each aspect of the plan and how it is to be implemented. Series may also include an overall "comprehensive plan" which contains both historical and current looks at county land practices and defines goals and policies adhered to during the creation and implementation of the plan.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Resource Document, A Citizen's Guide to Sherman County [Comprehensive Plan Revision Record], ca.1978 (1 binder);
Sherman County Maps Original [Comprehensive Plan Maps-rolled], 1979 (22 maps).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
City Comprehensive Plan Maps, ca.1999-ca.2004 (.15 cu.ft.);
Comprehensive Plan Map [and Zoning], 1979 (1 map);
Comprehensive Plan [Sherman County], 1968 (1 volume); 1979 (1 volume); 1994 (1 volume); 2007 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse Records Storage Building, Planning Records Room:
Comprehensive County-Wide Sewer & Water Planning and Engineering Study [Comprehensive Plan Development], 1970 (1 volume);
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records], ca.1968-ca.1979 (2 cu.ft.);
First Draft Resource Document, A Citizen's Guide to Sherman County [Comprehensive Plan Revision Record], ca.1977 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Web Site:
Comprehensive Land Use Plan [Microsoft Word document], 2007 (Internet).

 

County Court Judicial Journals

1889-1935

Series records the proceedings of the county court for civil and some criminal cases. Information includes judge, plaintiff, defendant, and attorney names; trial date; memorandum of subsequent proceedings; and fees charged. Cases include citizenship petitions, legal changes to name, commitments, and writs of habeas corpus. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Bar Docket Passed [includes some county court entries], vol. 4, 1932-1935 (1 volume);
County Court Bench Docket, 1889-1906 (1 volume);
Index to County Court Law Journal, vol. A, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Large Storage Room 3:
County Court Fee Book [and Register-Judicial-with index], 1889-1893 (1 volume).

 

County Fair Records

1916-[ongoing]

Series documents the preparation and organization of the county fair by the county fair board (including any predecessor group) and other county officials. Records include fair board minutes, reports, and annual premium lists and publications. Minutes and reports include information pertaining to county fair employment, budgets, sponsorship, capital improvements to fairgrounds, and event scheduling throughout the year. Annual premium lists and/or publications may include county fair history, names of fair officers, general fair rules and regulations, event schedules, exhibit lists, and photographs.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Cash Fair Board Minutes, 1939-1946 (1 volume);
[County Fair Exhibitor and Award Registers], 1928-1930 (2 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Audit Report Sherman County Fair Board-includes budget information], 1932, 1950-1973 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, County Court Office:
[Fair Board Minutes-includes related records], 2009-present (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Fairgrounds, Fair Office:
Extra Copies Minutes [Fair Board], 1994-1995 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Fair Association Meeting Minutes], 1962-1963 (1 volume); 1964-1980 (1 binder); 1980-1987 (1 binder);
Fair Board Agendas and Minutes, 2001-2002 (1 binder);
[Fair Board Minutes-includes related records], 1984-1990 (1 binder); 1992-1994 (.10 cu.ft.); 1994-1995 (1 binder); 1995-1996 (1 binder); 1996-1997 (1 binder); 1997-1998 (1 binder); 2000-2001 (1 binder); 2002-2003 (1 binder); 2009-2010 (1 binder);
Minutes [Fair Board], 1989-1991 (1 binder); 1991-1992 (1 binder);
[Sherman County Fair & Rodeo Premium Books], 1930 (1 volume); 1935-1937 (3 volumes); 1939-1941 (3 volumes); 1945-1946 (2 volumes); 1947-1974 (27 volumes); 1975-1996 (22 volumes); 1998 (1 volume); 2002-2003 (2 volumes); 2005-present (8 volumes);
Sherman County Fair Board Minutes & Agendas , 1998-1999 (1 binder); 1999-2000 (1 binder).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Archives Room 2:
Sherman County Fair Premium List, 1930 (1 volume); 1936-1939 (4 volumes); 1949 (1 volume); 1952 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume); 1958 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Exhibit Case:
Sherman County Fair [Premium Books], 1916-1917 (2 volumes); 1936-1937 (2 volumes); 1959 (1 volume); 1974 (1 volume).

 

County Officials Reports

1903-1989

Series reports the activities of county officials to the county court or board of county commissioners. Series may include reports by the treasurer, surveyor, clerk, roadmaster, assessor, sheriff, school superintendent, and county nurse or doctor. Reports summarize the activities of county officials and their staff as they perform their official duties.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Sherman County [School Records-includes budgets, school superintendents' reports, eighth grade examination records, teachers' reports, boundary board proceedings, school census, and other documents-in oak cabinet-trifolded], 1904-1928 (6 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Annual Report of Sherman County Agent [Extension Service-some include maps and photographs], 1937-1950 (11 volumes);
Annual Reports [Clerk and Treasurer], 1946-1989 (1 cu.ft.);
County Agents Reports [Extension Service], 1918, 1933-1937, 1944-1945, 1950-1957, 1959-1969 (26 volumes);
Official Reports [Clerk, Roadmaster, Assessor, School Superintendent, Sheriff, Treasurer], 1908-1932 (.40 cu.ft.);
[Semi-Annual Reports-Sheriff, Treasurer, Clerk, Road Supervisors], 1903-1913 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Death Records

1905-1952

Series documents the recording of deaths in the county. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes registration number; place and date of death; name, sex, color, birth date and place, age, and marital status of the deceased; names and birthplaces of parents; primary and contributory cause of death; physician, registrar, and informant signatures; filing date; and date and place of burial. Death records were not required by the state of Oregon until 1903 when the state began to officially register deaths. County death records have been inventoried through 1920. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096. Contact the Oregon State Archives for access to state death certificates that are more than 50 years old. Contact the Oregon Center for Health Statistics for access to more recent death certificates.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Record of Births and Deaths [Oregon Health Division], 1915-1941 (1 volume);
Search for 1916-1941 Sherman County deaths in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Record of Births and Deaths, 1916-1941 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths [Certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1905-1952 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Deaths [Register], vol. 2, 1908-1915 (1 microfilm).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deaths [Certificate of Death], 1906 (1 volume);
Record of Deaths [Certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1905-1952 (1 volume);
[Record of Deaths-Certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1905-1952 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Deaths [Register], vol. 2, 1908-1915 (1 volume);
[Record of Deaths-Register], vol. 2, 1908-1915 (1 microfilm).

 

Deeds and Indexes

1859-1989

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 1988 deeds have been maintained and accessed on a computer located in the clerk's office.

Since 1987 deeds have been documented in the clerk's recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record [title varies], vol. A-Z, 27-35, 1889-1959 (35 volumes);
[Deeds, Mortgages, Releases of Mortgages], 1960-1987 (25 reels of microfilm);
Deeds Transcript, vol. A-B, 1859-1891 (2 volumes);
[Deeds], vol. A-Z, 27-35, 1889-1959 (19 reels of microfilm);
General Index of Deeds, vol. C-F, 1919-1989 (4 volumes);
Index to Deeds Direct and Reverse, vol. A, 1859-1898 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Direct, vol. B, 1859-1920 (1 volume);
Index to Deeds Reverse, vol. B, 1859-1920 (1 volume);
[Index to Deeds Vol. A-C], 1889-ca.1895 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Transcript-Deed-from Wasco County], vol. A-B, 1859-1891 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Deeds, Mortgages, Releases of Mortgages, 1960-1987 (22 reels of microfilm);
Deeds [Record], vol. A-Z, 27-35, 1889-1959 (18 reels of microfilm);
Index to Deeds Vol. A-C, 1889-ca.1895 (2 reels of microfilm);
Transcript [Deed-from Wasco County], vol. A-B, 1859-1891 (2 reels of microfilm).

 

Delayed Birth Records

1857-1983

Series documents birth records generated by a court in response to a petition. Records may include petitions, decrees or orders, affidavits of correction, registers, and certificates. If the information provided with the petition met the requirements of the court, a decree was issued that served as a legal birth document. Most petitions were filed decades after the actual birth. They were filed in the county of residence at the time of petition, not necessarily in the county of birth. Dates listed in brackets document the range of actual birth dates. Date ranges for court actions such as petitions and decrees are also included. Also see Birth Records series for related records. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following the date of birth by Oregon Administrative Rule 333-011-0096.

Delayed birth registration applications and decrees are documented in the circuit court case files (Circuit Court Case Files) and journals (Circuit Court Journals) from ca.1943 to ca.1979.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Delayed Births [includes applications and related records for births from 1857-ca.1940], no. 2597-4275, 1943-1983 (.35 cu.ft.);
Search for 1857-1902 Sherman County delayed births in Oregon Historical Records Index.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Birth and Death Certificates [Affidavit for Delayed Filing-documents French family births from ca.1888-1896], 1939 (.05 cu.ft.);
Births [includes delayed birth applications and related records for births from 1887-1905], 1940-1941 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Election Poll Books

1900-1924

Series documents the registration of voters and the compilation of election results. Records may include the election poll books and/or the election voter register. Information includes elector's name and party affiliation, and in some cases, physical description, occupation, naturalization information, and names of parents and spouse. Election poll books and voter registration records have been inventoried through 1930. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
File Book [Oregon Registration Blank "A"-Voter], 1900 (1 volume);
General County Register, 1912 (1 volume);
General Register, 1908-1910 (1 volume);
General Register [Summary], 1902 (1 volume);
Official Register of Electors, vol. 1, 1904 (1 volume);
Voter's List and Poll Book [in bundle], 1924 (.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
General County Register, 1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Large Storage Room 3:
File Book [Oregon Registration Blank "A"-Voter], 1904 (1 volume).

 

Election Voting Abstracts

1892-1964

Series documents the tabulation and reporting of election results for the county. Records include voting abstracts and the record of election. Information includes election date; precinct name and number; office; precinct and total votes; victory margin; winning candidate; county clerk, board of canvasser, and justice of the peace signatures; ballot number; summation of votes; and election board's decision. Election voting abstracts have been inventoried through 1960. For information on more recent records, contact the Secretary of State, Elections Division, the county clerk, or the local elections official.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Abstract of Votes Special Election, 1947 (.05 cu.ft.);
Election Records, vol. 1-2, 1892-1964 (1 reel of microfilm);
Record of Elections, vol. 1, 1892-1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Election Records], vol. 1-2, 1892-1964 (1 reel of microfilm);
Election Record, vol. 2, 1916-1964 (1 volume);
U-V [Abstracts of Votes], 1898-1914 (.15 cu.ft.).

 

Farm Name Registration Records

1914-1924

Series documents the application for and registration of farm names with the county clerk or recorder. Records may include registers, original applications, or certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; farm name, location, and description; and date and number of application and final application. Series may also include an index arranged either alphabetically by name of owner or by farm name. Farm name records have been inventoried through 1964.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Register of Farm Names, vol. 1, 1914-1924 (1 volume).

 

Federal Land Grant Records

1860-1998

Series records ownership of county lands obtained from the federal government. Series includes records of land grants administered under a variety of federal programs such as donation land claims and homesteads. Donation land claims are the most common type of federal land grant in Oregon that is documented in this inventory project. Donation land claims resulted from an act of the 1850 Congress under which citizens of the United States, or those who filed a declaration of intention prior to December 1, 1850 and had resided upon or cultivated the land for four consecutive years, were granted a specified amount of acreage in the Oregon Territory. Donation land claims were unique in that acreage granted to married couples was divided evenly. Half of the acreage was placed in the husband's name while the other half was placed in the wife's name. Records include plats, indexes, and survey notes. Information includes township, range, and section numbers, names of donation land claim holders and claim numbers, claim dates, acreage, and descriptions of surveys.

Under the Homestead Act of 1862, settlers were given 160 acres of land in the public domain if they built a home on the land, resided there for five years, and cultivated the land. A complete homestead entry file includes such documents as the homestead application, homestead proof, and final certificate authorizing the claimant to obtain a land patent.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record Patents, vol. F, 1897-1904 (1 volume); vol. J, 1903-1938 (1 volume);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Filed Notes and Plats-includes Donation Land Claim and mineral claim information], ca.1860-ca.1998 (2 inches of microfiche);
Microfiche GLO Field Notes, DLCs, Min. Claims [General Land Office, Donation Land Claim, and Mining Claim Field Notes and Drawings], ca.1860-ca.1998 (ca.100 sheets of microfiche);
[U.S. Land Patents-trifolded], 1889-1902 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Deed Record Patents, vol. F, 1897-1904 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Search Land Patents [includes patent and legal land descriptions and some document images], ca.1864-ca.1957 (BLM GLO Web site).

 

Foreclosure Records

1892-1917

Series documents the activities of the sheriff and other county officials relating to the foreclosure of property in order to satisfy creditors in cases involving delinquent taxes, mortgage payments, or court judgments. Records include correspondence, sheriff's deeds and foreclosure sale records, circuit court case transcripts of foreclosure hearings, writs of execution, certificates of sale of real property, judgment orders, receipts, tax redemption records, delinquent tax sales, and tax sale certificates. Foreclosure records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Copies of Sale Notices [Sheriff's Tax Sale], 1915-1917 (1 volume);
Delinquent Tax Sale Record Clerk's, vol. 1, 1892-1897 (1 volume);
Historical Value [Certificate of Sale], 1900 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Health and Human Services Records

1987-[ongoing]

Series documents the activities of the county health and human services programs operated by the county. Series includes narrative or statistical monthly, quarterly, and annual reports or minutes discussing program goals, objectives, and accomplishments. Program areas include public and mental health; juvenile services; adult and family services; women, infant, and child (WIC) services; alcohol and drug abuse; and developmental disabilities. In 1994 the name of the Children and Youth Services Commission was changed to the Commission on Children and Families.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Court [includes children and youth services commission and commission on children and families minutes, contracts, and comprehensive plans], 1993-present (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Old Grade School, Top Floor Sherman County Storage Room:
Agendas Minutes Staff Reports Misc. Meeting Handouts [Commission on Children and Families], 1995-1996 (1 binder);
CC&F [Commission on Children and Families Comprehensive Plan], 2000 (1 binder);
CCF Comp Plan [Commission on Children and Families Comprehensive Plan], 1994 (1 volume);
Minutes & Agendas [Commission on Children and Families], 2001-2004 (3 binders);
Minutes Agendas Staff Reports [Commission on Children and Families], 1999-2001 (1 binder);
Minutes [Commission on Children and Families], 2004-2005 (1 binder);
[Minutes-Commission on Children and Families], 1997-1998 (.15 cu.ft.);
Minutes SCCCF [Sherman County Commission on Children and Families], 2005-2007 (1 binder);
Plan Amendments [Commission on Children and Families Comprehensive Plan], 1995-1997 (1 binder);
SCCCF Minutes [Sherman County Commission on Children and Families], 2005-2006 (1 binder); 2007-2009 (1 binder);
Sherman County Commission on Children and Families Agendas and Minutes, 1997-1998 (1 binder).

Records at the Old Grade School, Commission on Children and Families Office:
SCCCF Minutes [Sherman County Commission on Children and Families], 2009-present (2 binders).

Records at the Mid-Columbia Center for Living Administrative Office (The Dalles):
[Board Minutes-Tri-County Mental Health-served Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman Counties], 1987-1994 (.20 cu.ft.);
Quadra-County Mental Health Board [Meeting Records-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records], 1996-2008 (14 binders);
[Quadra-County Mental Health Board Minutes-served Wasco, Hood River, Gilliam, and Sherman Counties], 1994-1995 (.20 cu.ft.);
Tri-County Mental Health Board [Meeting Records-includes minutes, exhibits, and related records-serves Wasco, Hood River, and Sherman Counties], 2008-present (2 binders).

 

Insane Commitment Records

1889-[ongoing]

Series documents the examination, commitment, and release of mentally ill persons to and from the state's mental institutions. Series contains statements of complaint and commitment recorded by the county clerk or recorder and includes petitions to have an individual committed; physicians certification that an individual is insane; delivery warrants authorizing a county official (usually the sheriff) to take the individual to the state hospital; patient discharges; paroles or transfers; indexes; and correspondence. Information includes patient and family names, date committed, reason, physical description, and a brief family history. This series may also be known as the Insane Record, Mental Illness Record, and Mentally Ill and Feeble Minded Record. By 1968, in most counties, the commitment of the mentally ill or deficient had become the responsibility of the circuit court. Access to these records may be restricted for 75 years by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Insanity Files [Case Files], no. 1-161, 1891-1987 (1.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, New Judge's Chambers:
[Mental Commitment Case Files-interfiled with juvenile and adoption case files], 1988-present (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
County Court Probate Jourual [sic-Journal-includes insane and naturalization cases], vol. A, 1889-1919 (1 volume).

 

Judgment and Execution Records

1870-1976

Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Circuit Court Judgment Docket, vol. A, 1880-1952 (1 volume);
County Court Judgment Docket, vol. A, 1870-1906 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Judgment Docket A, 1880-1952 (2 volumes);
Index to County Court Judgment Docket, vol. A, 1870-1906 ( 1 volume);
Judgment Docket Index, 1880-1952 (1 reel of microfilm);
Judgment Docket, vol. A, 1880-1952 (1 reel of microfilm);
Sheriffs Civil Docket and Fee Book [includes execution information], vol. 1, 1889-1964 (1 volume);
Sheriffs General Docket and Fee Book [includes execution information-with index], vol. A, 1889-1976 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Court Execution Docket [actually circuit court], vol. A, 1889-1896 (1 volume);
Index to Circuit Court Execution Docket, vol. A, 1889-1896 (1 volume);
[Judgment Docket Index], 1880-1952 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Judgment Docket], vol. A, 1880-1952 (1 reel of microfilm).

 

Justice Court Case Files

1892-1940

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before the courts of the justices of the peace. Records include grand jury indictments, complaints, judgments by confession, transcripts of judgment entries and dockets, statements of witnesses, arrest warrants, subpoenas, bills for court costs and fees, petitions for appointment of justices of the peace and constables, petitions establishing justice districts, and marriage records. Cases heard include disturbing the peace, illegal liquor sales, assault, larceny, trespassing, fraud, vagrancy, and burglary. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Sherman County Court, Clerk's Vault:
Justice Court [Case Files-District no. 2], 1923-1932 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Justice Court Documents], ca.1916-ca.1923 (.50 cu.ft.);
T [Justice Court Transcripts], 1892-1910 (.15 cu.ft.);
Transcripts of Judgments [includes Justice Court], 1934-1940 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Justice Court Historical Value [Case Files-District no. 2-3], 1893-1910 (.50 cu.ft.).

 

Justice Court Dockets

1904-1941

Series documents criminal and civil cases brought before justice of the peace courts. Dockets include defendant, plaintiff, attorney, witness, and juror names; action dates and nature of cases; judgments; and statements of costs. Actions include complaints, summonses, appearances, testimonies, bonds, judgments, pleas, fines, jail terms, marriages, and writs of attachment. Civil and criminal cases include larceny, burglary, recovering money or personal property, trespassing, hunting out of season, and illegal voting. Justice court records have been inventoried through 1940. For information on more recent records, contact the local justice court.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Justice Docket [District no. 2-with index], 1922-1941 (4 volumes);
Justice Docket [District no. 3-with index], 1904-1929 (2 volumes);
Justice Docket Small Claims [District no. 2, 1923-1940 (1 volume).

 

Land Subdivision Records

1885-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Older subdivision plats were recorded in the deed record (Deeds and Indexes). Newer subdivision plats are interfiled with county survey plats.

Records at the Sherman County Court, Clerk's Vault:
Plat Book [Subdivision-with index], vol. 1, 1885-1978 (1 volume);
Sherman County Compiled Surveys of Record [List-includes subdivision and partition plats], 1970-present (.05 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Flat File County Survey Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], no. CS1-CS306, ca.1970-present (ca.306 plats);
Surveys [Rolled County Survey Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], no. CS1-CS306, ca.1970-present (ca.306 plats);
[Survey Visual Index-on assessors map base-includes subdivision and partition plat notations], ca.1970-present (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Kent [Subdivision and Tax Lot Map], n.d. (1 map);
Town Plats [Subdivision Plat Book], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, County Planning Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision and partition case files as well as zoning amendment information and planning commission minutes], 1994-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
Draft Zoning/Subdivision Ordinance Update, 1993 (1 volume);
Ordinance 13-12-98 [Zoning, Subdivision, and Partitioning Ordinance Amendment], 1998-2003 (1 volume);
Sherman County Zoning, Subdivision, Partitioning and Land Development Ordinance of 1994, 1994 (1 binder).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse Records Storage Building, Planning Records Room:
Draft [Subdivision and Land Partitioning Regulations], ca.1978 (.20 cu.ft.);
Proposed Amendments to the Subdivision and Land Partitioning Ordinance, ca.1979 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Ord. Amendments-Ordinance], 1979 (.20 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Ordinance Drafts and Revisions], ca.1979 (.25 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ord Amendments [County Ordinance-includes subdivision and land development ordinance], 1978-1979 (.15 cu.ft.).

 

Land Title Registers

1900-1951

Series records the ownership of land within the county. Records may include title registers, land indexes, land registration registers, torrens registry of titles, indexes to registered land, certificates of title, town lot indexes, ownership registers, and plat books. Information includes parties involved, land descriptions, dates, number and nature of titles, subdivisions, title holders, terms, discharge dates, and registrar's signatures. The torrens system of land registration was abolished in 1972 by Oregon law. Additional land ownership records may be found in the Deeds and Indexes series.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Metsker's Atlas of Sherman County Oregon [includes additional blueprint land ownership plats], 1934, 1939 (1 volume);
Plat of Sherman County [Township and Range Land Ownership], 1900 (1 volume);
Standard Atlas of Sherman County, Oregon [includes land ownership information], 1913 (1 volume);
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1910-1944 (16 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Standard Atlas of Sherman County, Oregon [includes land ownership information], 1913 (1 volume);
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1929-1951 (6 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum:
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Storage Room:
Standard Atlas of Sherman County, Oregon [includes land ownership information], 1913 (1 volume);
[Tract Index to Registered Titles-Lands-includes only one entry], 1908 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Lobby Cabinet:
Standard Atlas of Sherman County, Oregon [includes land ownership information], 1913 (1 volume).

 

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1892-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Aerial Map Kent [Water District Index Map-orthophoto], 1979 (1 map);
Assessor's Maps, n.d. (1 volume);
[Biggs Map-Vicinity] , 1972 (1 map);
City of Moro [Orthophoto Map-rolled], 1985 (1 photomap);
City of Wasco [Tax Lot Map], n.d. (1 map);
[Code Map Index-Sherman County Assessor's], ca.1986 (1 map); 1994 (2 maps); n.d. (1 map);
County Valuation Maps, n.d. (ca.30 maps);
[De Moss Memorial Park Plans], 1974 (5 drawings);
Flood Hazard Boundary Maps [rolled], 1974 (15 maps);
[Gas Transmission Line Photomaps-rolled], 1978 (ca.20 maps);
[Grass Valley Tax Lot Maps], n.d. (2 maps);
Grass Valley Water System [Map], 1964 (1 map);
Land Use Map [Rufus], 1962. (2 maps);
Map of Grass Valley, Oregon, n.d. (1 map);
Map of IOOF Cemetery [Independent Order of Odd Fellows-Kent], 1911 (1 map);
Map of Rufus and Vicinity, 1963 (1 map);
Map of Sherman County [rolled], n.d. (1 map);
Maps School Dist. & Road Dist. [District-includes other maps], 1926-1933 (ca.15 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Sherman County Oregon, 1934 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Sherman County Oregon [includes additional blueprint land ownership plats], 1934, 1939 (1 volume);
National Wetlands Inventory Draft Maps, 1988 (15 maps);
Otto [Assessor's Maps], n.d. (1 volume);
Plat Map Sherman County [Assessor's], n.d. (1 volume);
Plat of Railroad to Grass Valley, n.d. (1 map);
Plat of Sherman County [rolled], 1900 (1 map);
[Proposed Deschutes Park Plan], n.d. (1 map);
[Proposed Mid-Columbia Peoples' Utility District-Map], 1942 (1 map);
Relocation Biggs-Rufus Area [Dam Related Relocation-Map], 1962 (3 maps);
Sherman County Soil and Water Conservation District [Map], 1954 (1 map);
[Sherman County-Township and Range Map], n.d. (1 map);
[Soil Classification Maps-rolled], 1962 (.50 cu.ft.);
Standard Atlas of Sherman County, Oregon [includes land ownership information], 1913 (1 volume);
Topographic Sheets [Maps], 1957-1971 (ca.30 maps);
Town of Grass Valley [Code Index Map], 1991 (2 maps);
Town of Kent [Code Index Map], 1991 (1 map);
Town of Moro [Code Index Map], 1991 (1 map);
Town of Rufus [Code Index Map], 1991 (1 map).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Annual Report of Sherman County Agent [Extension Service-some volumes include maps and photographs], 1937-1950 (11 volumes);
Code Index Map [wall map], n.d. (1 map);
Flood Insurance Rate Maps, 1984 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes courthouse, courthouse remodel, road survey, etc.], 1892-1977 (ca.75 maps and drawings);
Rural Addressing System [Map], 2006 (1 map);
Sherman County Courthouse [Plans-in tube], 2010 (13 drawings);
Standard Atlas of Sherman County, Oregon [includes land ownership information], 1913 (1 volume);
USGS Quadrangles [United States Geological Survey Maps-with index], 1962-1987 (ca.20 maps).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, County Planning Department Office:
FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency-Fire Insurance Rate Maps], ca.1984 (.20 cu.ft.);
Rural Addressing System [Map], 2001 (1 map);
Rural Addressing System [Wall Map], 2006 (1 map).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
[Assessor's Maps], ca.1998-ca.2009 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, zoning, transportation, area, and topographic] ca.1980-ca.1999 (ca.40 maps);
Rural Addressing Map [Sherman County], 1997 (1 map).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Archives Room 2:
Fire Insurance Map of Moro Oregon [Sanborn], 1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Large Storage Room 3:
Metsker's Atlas of Sherman County Oregon, 1934 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume);
Standard Atlas of Sherman County, Oregon [includes land ownership information], 1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Lobby Cabinet:
Standard Atlas of Sherman County, Oregon [includes land ownership information], 1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Web Site:
Voting Precincts [Map-PDF], 2009 (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (www.ormap.net).

 

Marks and Brands Records

1889-1941

Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Record Marks & Brands [with index], 1889-1893 (1 volume);
Record of Marks & Brands [with index], vol. 1, 1893-1941 (1 volume).

 

Marriage Records

1889-1987

Series documents the recording of marriages by the county and includes applications, marriage certificates and licenses, and indexes to marriage records. Information includes the names and residences of bride and groom; justice of the peace, minister, or name of individual officiating; fees charged; date filed; volume and page numbers where recorded; certificate number; date and place of marriage; and signatures of witnesses and county officials. Beginning in 1906, marriages have been officially registered with the state of Oregon. Currently these records are filed with the State Registrar, Vital Statistics Section of the Health Division. Marriage records have been inventoried through 1960.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Marriage Record [with index], vol. A-C, 1889-ca.1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Miscellaneous Records [includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Marriage [Certificates, Affidavits, and Medical Licenses], 1890-1940 (1 cu.ft.);
[Marriage Record-with index], vol. A-C, 1889-ca.1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Marriage Record [with index], vol. A-C, 1889-1973 (3 volumes);
[Miscellaneous Records-includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

 

Married Women's Property Registers

1889-1896

Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Married Womens Separate Property Register, vol. A, 1889-1896 (1 volume).

 

Medical Profession Registration Records

1889-1970

Series documents the registration of individuals in compliance with the requirements of relevant Oregon boards of examiners to practice a medical profession in the state. Professions registered include physicians, surgeons, osteopaths, naturopaths, dentists, nurses, druggists, chiropractors, chiropodists, optometrists, and veterinarians. Records include registers, certificates, and licenses. Information includes name of registrant; name of school; graduation date; names of members of the examining board; licensing and recording dates; and licensing or registration numbers.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Optometry Record, vol. 1, 1906-1933 (1 volume);
Physicians' Licenses [Index-includes nurses and chiropractors], 1895-1970 (1 volume);
Physician's Record A and Registered Nurse Record [includes optometrists, naturopaths, dentists, chiropractors, veterinarians], 1889-1970 (1 volume).

 

Military Records

1896-[ongoing]

Series lists those eligible for military service and records the discharge dates of those who served in the military. Series includes eligibility, enlistment, discharge registers, or muster rolls, and may include alphabetical indexes. Information includes name of individual serving or eligible for service; enlistment and discharge dates and codes; residences at birth and enlistment; occupations and ages at time of enlistment; branches of service; precinct numbers; service records including commendations; physical condition, education and types of jobs performed while in service; and rank at discharge. Access to military discharge records may be restricted for 75 years by 2009 Oregon Legislative Assembly SB 618.

Since 1987 military discharges have been documented in the clerk's recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Discharge Record], vol. 1-2, 1921-ca.1960 (1 reel of microfilm); 1987-1988 (1 sheet of microfilm jacket);
Honorable Discharge Record Army and Navy [with index], vol. 1, 1921-1955 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Records-includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm);
U.S. Service Discharge Record [includes discharges from 1956 to 1959-indexes discharges on microfilm/microfilm jackets after 1960], 1956-present (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Discharge Record, vol. 1-2, 1921-ca.1960 (1 reel of microfilm);
Military List, vol. 1, 1896-1900 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Records [includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

 

Mining Claim Records

1860-1998

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Since 1987 mining claims have been documented in the clerk's recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Miscellaneous Records [includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record Patents, vol. F, 1897-1904 (1 volume); vol. J, 1903-1938 (1 volume);
Dormant Mineral Interest Record [Index to Deed Record], 1985 (1 binder);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Filed Notes and Plats-includes Donation Land Claim and mineral claim information], ca.1860-ca.1998 (2 inches of microfiche);
Microfiche GLO Field Notes, DLCs, Min. Claims [General Land Office, Donation Land Claim, and Mining Claim Field Notes and Drawings], ca.1860-ca.1998 (ca.100 sheets of microfiche);
[Miscellaneous Records-includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm);
Record of Mining Claims [with index], vol. A, 1891-1990 (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).

 

Mortgage Records

1860-1988

Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.

Since 1987 mortgages have been documented in the clerk's recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Deeds, Mortgages, Releases of Mortgages], 1960-1987 (25 reels of microfilm);
[General Index to Mortgages], 1920-1963 (1 volume);
General Index to Mortgages, vol. C, 1963-1988 (1 volume);
General Index to Release of Mortgages, vol. 5, 1963-1987 (1 volume);
Index to Release of Mortgages, vol. 1-4, ca.1889-1963 (4 volumes);
[Mortgage Index], vol. A, 1860-1919 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. E- Z, 1898 -1959 (22 volumes);
Mortgage Release Record [title varies], vol. 6-10, 1919-1959 (5 volumes);
[Mortgages-Record], vol. A-Z, 1889-1959 (13 reels of microfilm);
[Mortgage Transcript-from Wasco County], vol. A-B, 1860-1889 (2 reels of microfilm);
[Release of Mortgage Index], ca.1889-1963 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Release of Mortgages], vol. 1-10, 1885-1959 (5 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing, 1890-1892 (3 volumes);
Deeds, Mortgages, Releases of Mortgages, 1960-1987 (22 reels of microfilm);
Index to Mortgages Direct and Reverse, vol. A, 1860-1919 (1 volume);
Mortgage Index, vol. A, 1860-1919 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Mortgage Record Abstract], 1901-1902 (1 volume);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. A-D, 1889-1898 (4 volumes);
Mortgages [Record], vol. A-Z, 1889-1959 (13 reels of microfilm);
Mortgages Transcript [from Wasco County], vol. A-B, 1860-1889 (2 volumes); vol. A-B, 1860-1889 (2 reels of microfilm);
Record [Abstract of Unsatisfied Instruments of Writing], 1877-1889 (1 volume);
Release of Mortgages [Record-title varies], vol. 1-3, 1885-1909 (3 volumes); vol. 1-10, 1885-1959 (5 reels of microfilm);
Releases [of Mortgages Record], vol. 4-5, 1909-1919 (2 volumes).

 

Naturalization Certificates

1889-1929

Series documents the granting of United States citizenship to petitioners. Records include applications, witness affidavits, court findings granting or denying citizenship, certificates, and indexes. Declarations of intention may also be included. Information includes name, age, and residence of applicant; applicant's dependents; date of filing of declarations of intention and petitions; and volume and page numbers where papers are recorded.

Records at the Sherman Court Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Naturalization Records [Certificate of Naturalization-Stubs], 1907-1929 (5 volumes);
Naturalization Records [Naturaliza'n Proceedings-includes declarations of intentions, petitions, and certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1907-1922 (1 volume);
N [Certificates of Naturalization-Act of Naturalization], 1889-1901 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Historical Value [Act of Naturalization], 1896-1898 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Declarations of Intention

1890-1948

Series documents the process taken by applicants for United States citizenship in declaring their intention to become United States citizens. Information may include applicant's name, age, physical description, place and date of birth, method of immigration, date and port of entry, names and ages of wife and children, and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Declarations of intention may also be attached to naturalization petitions or naturalization certificates.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Naturalization Records [Declarations of Intention-with index], 1930-1948 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Declarations of Intention-with index], vol. A, 1890-1906 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Naturaliza'n Proceedings-includes declarations of intentions, petitions, and certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1907-1922 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Record of Declaration of Intention-with index], vol. 1, 1907-1929 (1 volume);
N [Naturalization Declarations of Intention], 1891-1910 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Naturalization Petitions and Orders

1889-1945

Series documents the application for United States citizenship by aliens. Information includes name, residence, and occupation of applicant; place and date of birth; emigration place, date, and vessel; declaration of intention dates; name, birthplace, and birth date of dependents; and renunciation of allegiance to foreign governments. Accompanying the petitions are witness and petitioner affidavits, oaths of allegiance, court orders admitting or denying citizenship, declarations of intention, depositions, and certificates of arrival.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[All Records Pertaining to Naturalization and Citizenship], n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
Naturalization Record [Petition and Record], vol. A, 1907-1926 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Citizenship Petitions Granted], 1930-1945 (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Index to Naturalization Record], vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Naturalization Records [Naturaliza'n Proceedings-includes declarations of intentions, petitions, and certificates-with index], vol. 1, 1907-1922 (1 volume);
Petition and Record [no. 51-52-with index], vol. B, 1926-1929 (1 volume);
Record of Naturalization [County Court-includes petitions and orders], vol. 1, 1903-1906 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
All Records Pertaining to Naturalization and Citizenship, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm);
County Court Probate Jourual [sic-Journal-includes insane and naturalization cases], vol. A, 1889-1919 (1 volume);
Historical Value [Citizenship Papers], 1931-1936 (.25 cu.ft.);
Historical Value [Facts for Petition for Naturalization], 1892-1906 (.10 cu.ft.).

 

Pension and Relief Records

1914-1935

Series documents financial assistance approved by the county court for widows, mothers, dependent children, orphans, the elderly, and indigents. Information includes applicant name and address, children's names and birth dates, amount of pension or monthly support payment, and county court order. Because the provision of relief became primarily a state and federal function in the 1930s, records are inventoried through 1939.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Old Age Pension Applications, no. 1-19, 1933-1935 (.20 cu.ft.);
Widows' Pensions [Application-one only], 1914 (.05 cu.ft.);
Widow's Pensions File [one only], 1934 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Planning Commission Minutes

1958-[ongoing]

Series documents the discussions and activities of the county planning commission as recorded in the minutes and agendas. Topics discussed include the creation, amendment, and appeal of zoning ordinances and county land use laws; county comprehensive plans; and election or appointment of planning commission members.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse Records Storage Building, Planning Records Room:
Planning Comm. [Commission Minutes], 1958-1978 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, County Planning Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision and partition case files as well as zoning amendment information and planning commission minutes], 1994-present (7 cu.ft.);
[PC Decisions/Orders-Planning Commission], 1984-1993 (.05 cu.ft.);
PC Meeting Log Minutes [Planning Commission], 1998-present (2 binders);
Planning Commission Minute Book, 1992-1996 (1 binder);
[Planning Commission Minutes & Agendas], 1993-1994 (.05 cu.ft.).

 

Prisoner Registers

1891-2003

Series tracks individuals incarcerated in the county jail. Information includes prisoner identification number; date entered; name, address, age, birth date, height and weight, eye and hair color, and nationality of prisoner; arrest date; arresting officer; crime committed; sentence; bail; court; release date; and remarks. Prisoner registers, which may also be referred to as jail lists, have been inventoried through 1965. Access to portions of these records may be restricted for 25 years after termination of custody by Oregon Revised Statute 192.496(3).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Sheriff's Office:
Jail Register, 1891-2003 (1 volume).

 

Probate Case Files

1889-[ongoing]

Series documents actions taken on probate cases brought before the county, district, or circuit court for settlement. Records include wills, receipts, claims, vouchers, petitions to sell, notices of annual accounting, final estate accounting reports, appraiser's affidavits, bills of sale, inventories, fee bills, appraisals, administrator and appointment certificates, and appraiser oaths. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Probate [Case Files-title varies], no. 1-1115, 1889-present (51 cu.ft.);
Probate Register and Fee Book [also indexes case files], vol. B, 1953-present (1 volume);
Small Estates [Case Files], no. 1-90, 1974-present (.80 cu.ft.);
Small Estates Index, 1974-present (1 volume).

 

Probate Estate Records

1903-1938

Series documents information recorded about estates probated in the county or circuit courts. Information includes deceased party's name; recording and death dates; residence; name and address of executors, administrators, or trustees; estimated values of real and personal property; inventory and appraisal dates; the estate's value according to the appraisals and to the county court; and the names and relationship of heirs. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Record of Estates, 1903-1938 (1 volume).

 

Probate Registers

1888-[ongoing]

Series records the actions taken by the county's probate court. Information includes case numbers, estate or deceased's name, administrator's or executor's name, dates and types of papers filed, and memoranda and court orders listed by dates of appointment of administrator or executor. Series may also be referred to as probate journals, dockets, or records of actions. Over the years probate jurisdiction has been transferred from the county court to the circuit court in most counties. However, the county courts in Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties continue to hear probate cases. In 1986 circuit courts with probate jurisdiction began recording basic case information on the Oregon Judicial Information Network (OJIN). This network functionally replaced probate dockets and journals previously maintained by the courts. The transition to full use of OJIN by all circuit courts in Oregon took approximately two years. Contact the trial court administrator for access to OJIN. Portions of these records may be restricted.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Probate Fee Book [Register-with index], vol. A, 1889-1957 (1 volume);
[Probate Fee Book-Register-with index], vol. A, 1889-1957 (1 reel of microfilm);
Probate Order Book [with index], vol. A, 1888-1904 (1 volume);
Probate Record [with index-consists of index only after 1960], vol. 2-7, 1904-2002 (6 volumes);
[Probate Record-with index-consists of index only after 1960], vol. A, 2-9, 1888-1979 (14 reels of microfilm); 1987-ca.2004 (.50 inch of microfilm jackets);
Probate Register and Fee Book [also indexes case files], vol. B, 1953-present (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
County Court Probate Jourual [sic-Journal-includes insane and naturalization cases], vol. A, 1889-1919 (1 volume);
Probate Docket, vol. A, 1889-1908 (1 volume);
Probate Record, vol. A, 2-9, 1888-1979 (14 reels of microfilm).

 

Road and Bridge Records

1876-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Absentee Voting Envelopes [actually Miscellaneous Road Survey and Bridge Engineering Maps and Plans-includes market roads-in black metal cabinet-rolled], ca.1912-ca.1935 (ca.100 maps and drawings);
County Court and County Roads [includes county court administrative and road records-title varies], no. 1-299, ca.1921-1970 (4.20 cu.ft.);
County Court Old Miscellaneous [includes road vacation and district information], ca.1917-ca.1919 (.25 cu.ft.);
County Road Index, 2012 (.05 cu.ft.);
Index to Roads [indexes road establishment, viewers, field notes, plats, and related actions in commissioners journals, road books, and other records], 1876-1903 (1 volume);
Market Roads of Sherman County [includes agreements, vacations, and other documents], ca.1925-1936 (.15 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous County Court Matters [Index-to "County Court and County Roads" and "County Court" records], ca.1921-2004 (2 volumes);
Road Book [includes establishment and survey information], vol. A, 1880-1910 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes establishment and survey information], vol. B, 1911-1918 (1 volume);
Roads [Case Files], no. 12-211, 1900-1940 (2 cu.ft.);
Sherman County Road Index, 2012 (1 volume);
Sherman Highway [Records-includes agreements], 1932-1936 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1929-1951 (6 volumes);
Transcript of Journal Roads [transcribed from Wasco County Commissioners' Journal-includes road petition, establishment, and location information], 1876-1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Biggs Road [Vicinity Road Map], 1942 (1 map);
[General Highway Map Sherman County], 1972 (1 map);
Historical Value [Road Records-includes petitions, viewers' reports, etc.], 1893-1935 (.40 cu.ft.);
Map of Market Roads in Sherman County Oregon, 1925 (1 map);
Maps School Dist. & Road Dist. [District-includes other maps], 1926-1933 (ca.15 maps);
Miscellaneous County Court Files [includes road relocation and improvement records], 1962-1971 (1 cu.ft.);
Road Record [includes establishment and survey information], vol. B, 1911-1918 (1 volume);
Sherman County [General Highway Map Sherman County Oregon], 1957 (2 maps);
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1910-1944 (16 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, zoning, transportation, area, and topographic] ca.1980-ca.1999 (ca.40 maps).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Exhibit Case:
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1916 (1 volume).

 

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1876-1977

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Biggs-Rufus Section Columbia River Highway [Survey Maps], 1961 (12 maps); 1962 (1 map);
Celilo Biggs Section Columbia River Highway [Survey Maps], 1961 (2 maps); n.d. (14 maps);
John Day Lock and Dam Road Relocation [Maps], 1962-1963 (4 maps);
Kent Loop Section [County Road Survey Map], 1967 (1 map);
Record of County Road Surveys, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Road Record [includes establishment and survey information], vol. B, 1911-1918 (1 volume);
[The Dalles Dam-Road Relocation Survey Map], 1954 (1 map);
[Thornberry-Lamborn Road Profile Map], n.d. (1 map).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Absentee Voting Envelopes [actually Miscellaneous Road Survey and Bridge Engineering Maps and Plans-includes market roads-in black metal cabinet-rolled], ca.1912-ca.1935 (ca.100 maps and drawings);
County Court Matters [Highway Construction Specifications and Blueprints], 1921-1924 (.40 cu.ft.);
Index to Roads [indexes road establishment, viewers, field notes, plats, and related actions in commissioners journals, road books, and other records], 1876-1903 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes courthouse, courthouse remodel, road survey, etc.], 1892-1977 (ca.75 maps and drawings);
Road Book [includes establishment and survey information], vol. A, 1880-1910 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes establishment and survey information], vol. B, 1911-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum:
Level Book [Road Survey Field Book], ca.1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Large Storage Room 3:
Sh. Co. Maps Rolls [Road Survey and Engineering Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1955-ca.1963 (ca.50 maps).

 

School District Records

1898-1995

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Annual Reports Clerks High School [District], 1933-1942 (1 volume);
[Budget Estimate-includes county and school districts], 1923-1924 (1 volume);
Budgets [School], 1927-1964 (1.20 cu.ft.);
Census Records [District Clerk's Annual], 1907-1912 (.30 cu.ft.);
Clerk's Annual Reports, 1907-1961 (.40 cu.ft.);
District Clerks' Annual Reports [includes all districts], 1902-1921 (1 volume);
Final Record of Standings [Kent High School], 1927-1936 (1 volume);
Maps School Dist. & Road Dist. [District-includes other maps], 1926-1933 (ca.15 maps);
[Non-High School District Annual Reports], 1933-1947 (1 volume);
Non-High School District Annual Report [includes other reports], 1936-1956 (1 volume);
Sherman County [School Records-includes budgets, school superintendents' reports, eighth grade examination records, teachers' reports, boundary board proceedings, school census, and other documents-in oak cabinet-trifolded], 1904-1928 (6 cu.ft.);
Teachers Annual Reports [includes monthly and quarterly reports], 1927-1963 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
School District Budget Reports, 1944-1958 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Exhibit Case:
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 15-Gordon Ridge], ca.1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Archives Room 2:
All Districts Records Budgets [School], 1954-1957 (.05 cu.ft.);
Biglow Dist. #1 School Records Budget, 1953-1956 (.05 cu.ft.);
[District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 1-Biglow], 1932-1955 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 35], 1927-1929 (1 volume);
Emigrant Springs Dist. #4 School Records Budget, 1953-1956 (.05 cu.ft.);
Grass Valley Dist. #23 School Records Budget, 1943-1957 (.10 cu.ft.);
Kent Dist. #9 School Records Budget, 1943-1956 (.10 cu.ft.);
Moro Dist. #17 School Records Budget, 1942-1955 (.10 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 19-Monkland], 1926-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 24], 1902-1906 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 44-Rufus], 1912-1923 (1 volume);
Rufus Dist. #3 School Records Budget, 1942-1957 (.10 cu.ft.);
Rural School District [District Clerk's Record Book], 1948-1949 (.05 cu.ft.);
Sherman Union High School Dist. #1 School Records Budget, 1955-1956 (.05 cu.ft.);
Wasco Dist. #7 School Records Budget, 1942-1957 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Second Floor Large Storage Room 3:
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 25-Liberty], 1913-1919 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman Junior/Senior High School Office, Vault:
[High School Record-Student Record Cards-includes some cumulative record cards-title varies], ca.1918-present (4.50 cu.ft.);
[Oregon Elementary Cumulative Record Card], ca.1927-ca.1963 (1.20 cu.ft.);
[Student/Family Index Cards], 1907-1920 (.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman Elementary School, Records Storage Room:
Audit/Budget Reports [Sherman County Schools], 1924-1965 (2 cu.ft.);
Old Student Records [includes Eighth Grade Examination Cards, Cumulative Record Cards, Complete School Record Cards, and related records], ca.1910-ca.1935 (2 cu.ft.);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco Grade School], 1947-1965 (.50 cu.ft.);
Rufus Grade School Board Minutes, 1949-1967 (.15 cu.ft.);
Rufus Grade School [Elementary School Cumulative Record-District No. 3-Rufus], ca.1930-ca.1960 (4 cu.ft.);
Rufus Grade School Registers [District No. 3-Rufus], 1963-1966 (3 volumes);
Rufus Grade School Registers [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 3-Rufus], 1925-1963 (.80 cu.ft.);
Rufus Grade School Student Records [Elementary School Permanent Record Cards-District No. 3-Rufus], ca.1955-ca.1995 (2 cu.ft.);
School Census [Records-Sherman County], 1935-1965 (1 cu.ft.);
Sherman High School Budget Documents [and Notices], 1952-1958 (1 volume);
Wasco Grade School Board Minutes, 1938-1966 (.60 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman Elementary School, Records Storage Room (Wasco Grade School Registers Box):
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco], 1906-1907 (1 volume); 1907-1908 (1 volume); 1908-1909 (1 volume); 1909-1910 (1 volume); 1911-1912 (1 volume); 1912-1913 (1 volume); 1913-1914 (1 volume); 1914-1915 (1 volume); 1915-1916 (1 volume); 1916-1917 (1 volume); 1917-1918 (1 volume); 1918-1919 (1 volume); 1919-1923 (1 volume); 1938-1939 (1 volume); 1940-1942 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 1 to 2], 1909-1910 (1 volume); 1913-1914 (1 volume); 1930-1936 (1 volume); 1936-1937 (1 volume); 1937-1938 (1 volume); 1939-1940 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 1 to 2 Boys], 1924-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 1 to 2 Girls], 1924-1925 (1 volume); 1925-1926 (1 volume); 1926-1927 (1 volume); 1927-1928 (1 volume); 1928-1929 (1 volume); 1929-1930 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grade 3], 1919-1922 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 3 to 4], 1913-1916 (1 volume); 1919-1923 (1 volume); 1930-1936 (1 volume); 1936-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 4 to 6], 1919-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 5 to 6], 1913-1916 (1 volume); 1916-1917 (1 volume); 1930-1936 (1 volume); 1936-1937 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 6 to 7], 1919-1923 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 7 to 8], 1918-1919 (1 volume); 1921-1925 (1 volume); 1930-1936 (1 volume); 1932-1933 (1 volume); 1936-1937 (1 volume); 1939-1940 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grades 11 to 12], 1937-1938 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Grade School], 1945-1946 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-High School], 1917-1918 (1 volume); 1919-1922 (1 volume); 1922-1924 (1 volume); 1930-1931 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 7-Wasco-Science], 1931-1932 (1 volume);
School Board Meeting Minutes [District No. 7-Wasco], 1907-1928 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman Elementary School, Records Storage Room (Historical Documents Box):
Clerk's Annual Census Report [District No. 7], 1941-1964 (.10 cu.ft.);
Complete Record for Grades and High [School-Sherman County], 1930-1934 (.20 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Annual Report [District No. 7], 1927-1928, 1932-1933 (.10 cu.ft.);
District Clerk's Book of Records [District No. 31], 1898-1903 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 31], 1923-1928 (1 volume);
Handy Class Record [includes class and student information], 1930-1931 (1 volume);
Journal [School District No. 7-Wasco-includes mostly financial information], 1902-1927 (1 volume);
Rural School District [Records-includes school board minutes and budgets], 1955-1959 (1 volume);
The Teacher's Improved Class Book [Teacher Maggie Tripplitt-Grade 7], n.d. (1 volume).

 

Superintendent of Schools Records

1888-1977

Series documents the official and financial affairs of the superintendent of schools concerning teachers, students, and schools located in the county. Records include annual statements on the condition of common (public) schools in the county, school district boundary records, school district accounts, and book purchases. Information includes financial information, school curricula, boundary descriptions, and enrollment and attendance data. Superintendent of schools records have been inventoried through 1965.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[Boundary Board District-Minutes and Records], 1929-1938 (.05 cu.ft.);
Co. School Office [School Superintendent Records-includes consolidation records, reports, contracts, examination records], ca.1927-1965 (2 cu.ft.);
County Sup't Journal [School Superintendent-includes mostly financial information], vol. A, 1889-1935 (1 volume);
[County Unit-School Consolidation Records], ca.1930-1949 (.25 cu.ft.);
Minutes Non-High School Board [includes related records], 1933-1956 (1 volume);
Record of School District Boundaries, vol. 2, 1928-1952 (1 volume);
Record of School Districts [Boundaries], vol. A, 1888-1924 (1 volume);
Record of Superintendents Annual Report, vol. 1, 1922-1930 (1 volume);
Register of State Certificates and Diplomas [Teachers'], vol. 1, 1900-1923 (1 volume);
Reorganization [School District Consolidation Records], 1957-1961 (.20 cu.ft.);
School Superintendents Record of Annual Reports, 1930-1956 (1 volume);
Sherman County [School Records-includes budgets, school superintendents' reports, eighth grade examination records, teachers' reports, boundary board proceedings, school census, and other documents-in oak cabinet-trifolded], 1904-1928 (6 cu.ft.);
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1910-1944 (16 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1929-1951 (6 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum:
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman Junior/Senior High School Office, Vault:
[Sherman County School Superintendent-Teacher Register Cards], ca.1915-ca.1962 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman Elementary School, Records Storage Room:
Boundary [Board Minutes-Sherman County], 1928-1977 (.10 cu.ft.);
Eighth Grade Graduates [Listings], ca.1913-1968 (.05 cu.ft.);
Old School Directories [Sherman County-with gaps], 1927-1965 (.10 cu.ft.);
Old Student Records [includes Eighth Grade Examination Cards, Cumulative Record Cards, Complete School Record Cards, and related records], ca.1910-ca.1935 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1504 Public School System [Sherman County School Directory], 1958-1959 (1 volume).

 

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1860-[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 Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record Patents, vol. F, 1897-1904 (1 volume); vol. J, 1903-1938 (1 volume);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Filed Notes and Plats-includes Donation Land Claim and mineral claim information], ca.1860-ca.1998 (2 inches of microfiche);
Map of Sherman County [transcribed from U.S. Surveyor General's Office-with index], 1861-1900 (1 volume);
Microfiche GLO Field Notes, DLCs, Min. Claims [General Land Office, Donation Land Claim, and Mining Claim Field Notes and Drawings], ca.1860-ca.1998 (ca.100 sheets of microfiche);
Sherman County Compiled Surveys of Record [List-includes subdivision and partition plats], 1970-present (.05 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Compiled Surveys and Narratives-includes maps, field notes, and related records], ca.1971-2006 (.20 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Flat File County Survey Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], no. CS1-CS306, ca.1970-present (ca.306 plats);
Surveys [Railroad Abandonment File], 1967-1987 (.20 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Rolled County Survey Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], no. CS1-CS306, ca.1970-present (ca.306 plats);
[Survey Visual Index-on assessors map base-includes subdivision and partition plat notations], ca.1970-present (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).

 

Tax Lot Cards

1909-[ongoing]

Tax lot cards, which contain official descriptions of real property, are used to track land ownership and lot size and also may serve as a deed reference. Records include tax lot number; the location of the land in reference to township, range, and section; and a description and record of changes to the property, acreage, and land owner.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
[Official Record of Descriptions of Real Property], ca.1909-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
City of Wasco [Tax Lot Map], n.d. (1 map);
[Grass Valley Tax Lot Maps], n.d. (2 maps);
Kent [Subdivision and Tax Lot Map], n.d. (1 map).

 

Water Rights Records

1904-1987

Series documents the authorization by the state and local governments for the use of public waters. Series includes water rights, licenses, and certificates of water rights issued by the state and filed with the county. Records may include alphabetical indexes to the certificates, transcripts, statements, evidence, and other records specifically related to water rights cases heard by circuit and appellate courts. Information includes names of individuals proving water rights; locations of water rights including the township, range, and section number; descriptions of land under such rights; and limitations of appropriations of rights and use of rights (i.e., length of time, usage). Original water rights certificates are filed with the Oregon Water Resources Department.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Certificates of Water Rights [with index], vol. 1, 1914-1959 (1 volume);
[Certificates of Water Rights-with index], vol. 1, 1914-1959 (1 reel of microfilm);
Deschutes River-Supplemental Findings of Fact and Order of Determination, 1953 (1 volume);
In the Matter of a Water Resource Program for the John Day River Basin Hearing Record [State Water Resources Board], 1961 (1 volume);
John Day River and Its Tributaries-Findings and Order of Determination, 1930 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Records-includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm);
Water Rights [Records-trifolded], 1904-1910 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
H2O Rights Transcripts [Water-includes Helms Creek, Deschutes River], 1922-1926 (.30 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Records [includes water rights, mining claims, commissioners' journals, marriages, military discharges, miscellaneous records, and other documents], 1960-1977, 1982-1987 (7 reels of microfilm).

 

Zoning Records

1968-[ongoing]

Series documents the development and implementation of codes and policies relating to the zoning of county lands and to illustrate and locate the various zoned areas within the county. Records include uniform zone codes and ordinances depicting various zoned lands in the county. Information in codes and ordinances includes definition, code/ordinance numbers, purposes, uses, conditions for use, and changes made to codes/ordinances. Maps include area and/or zone descriptions, dates created, scales, and commissioners' signatures. Areas are typically zoned for residential, industrial, commercial, flood plain, agricultural, timber, public and government, and mineral extraction uses.

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, County Planning Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision and partition case files as well as zoning amendment information and planning commission minutes], 1994-present (7 cu.ft.);
Zoning Designations [Wall Map], 2007 (1 map).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
Comprehensive Plan Map [and Zoning], 1979 (1 map);
Draft Zoning/Subdivision Ordinance Update, 1993 (1 volume);
Ordinance 13-12-98 [Zoning, Subdivision, and Partitioning Ordinance Amendment], 1998-2003 (1 volume);
Sherman County Zoning Ordinance, 1979 (1 volume);
Sherman County Zoning, Subdivision, Partitioning and Land Development Ordinance of 1994, 1994 (1 binder).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse Records Storage Building, Planning Records Room:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance Development Records], ca.1968-ca.1979 (2 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, zoning, transportation, area, and topographic] ca.1980-ca.1999 (ca.40 maps);
Sherman County Zoning Ordinance, 1968 (1 volume); 1979 (1 volume);
Zoning Ord Amendments [County Ordinance-includes subdivision and land development ordinance], 1978-1979 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County Web Site:
Zoning Ordinance [Microsoft Word document], 2003 (Internet).

Inventory by Gary Halvorson, Senior Archivist
Last Update: July 29, 2013

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