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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1863-[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 Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
County Surveys [Filed], 1956-present (7.50 cu.ft.);
G.L.O. Survey Notes Microfiche [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management], 1864-ca.1998 (5 inches of microfiche);
Index to Town Plats [indexes subdivisions and partitions including surveys], 1865-present (1 volume);
[Survey Register-by township and range or subdivision], ca.1960-1989 (1 binder);
Surveys Received [Register], 1978-1989 (1 binder);
Union County Survey Index Subdivisions, ca.1922-present (1 binder of computer printouts);
Union County Survey Index Township and Range [also refers to corner monumentation, road surveys, partitions, and subdivisions], ca.1885-present (1 binder of computer printouts);
Union County Surveyor Drawer # 1 Narrative [includes survey and remonumentation notes, calculations, and maps], ca.1948-ca.1996 (.75 cu.ft.);
Union County Surveys and Partitions [Chronological Register], n.d.-1999 (1 binder).

Records at the Chaplin Building, Assessor/Surveyor Map Room:
County Surveyor Records [Miscellaneous-includes survey field notes, transcripts, and drawings], ca.1863-ca.1941 (.80 cu.ft.);
[County Survey Plats-includes some road surveys-in hanging file cabinet], 1970-present (ca.45 cu.ft.);
Record of Survey [with index], 1887-1931 (1 volume);
Union County GLO [General Land Office Survey Maps and Filed Notes-copies], ca.1871-ca.1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Union County Law Enforcement Services Building, Microfilm Storage Room:
[Maps-Subdivision and Partition Plats-includes some survey maps], ca.1865-ca.1997 (3 reels of microfilm);
Record Book of Survey, 1887-1931 (1 reel of microfilm).

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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