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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1878-[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 TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
Alphabetical Maps [Alphabetical Survey Map Index], ca.1922-2000 (3 volumes);
Maps Surveys [Filed], ca.1922-present (8421 maps);
Numeric [Survey Map Index], ca.1922-2000 (3 volumes);
[Survey Field Notes-in gray cabinet], n.d. (3 cu.ft.);
[Surveyor's Field Notes-by various surveyors-includes road surveys], ca.1910-present (205 volumes);
Surveyor's Record [includes some road surveys], vol. S-3, 1894-1917 (1 volume);
[Survey, Subdivision, and Partition Map Visual Reference Index Maps-on assessor's map base], ca.1878-present (9 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
Logged Lands [Timber Survey Plats-Cabinet 6D], 1950-1958 (1 volume);
Timber Cruise Record [Timber Surveys-Cabinet 6D], vol. 1-3, 1922-1925 (3 volumes);
Timber Cruise [Timber Surveys-cabinet 6D], vol. 1-2, 1908 (2 volumes);
Timber Report 1933 Fire [Timber Cruise/Survey-Cabinet 6B], 1933 (1 volume);
Williams Timber Cruises [Survey Record-Cabinet 6D], 1927-1946 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Third Floor Storage:
Field Reports [Timber and Grazing Survey Records], 1922-1925 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Negatives and Tracings [Timber and Grazing Survey Records-in flat boxes], 1922-1925 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Tillamook County [Timber Cruise Field Reports-in black covers], 1924 (5 volumes);
Township Reports [Timber and Grazing Survey Records-in flat box], 1922-1925 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Survey Records [includes filed surveys, partitions, subdivisions, and related records], ca.1922-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

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