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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[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 Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Original Field Notes [Survey-with index], vol. A-F, ca.1866-ca.1897 (6 volumes).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Planning Department Office Vault:
Field Notes Old [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Surveys], ca.1860-n.d. (2 inches of microfiche);
[Recorded Surveys], 1899-present (ca.1200 maps).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Planning Department Office, Surveyor's Area:
County Surveyor's Office [Recorded Survey Register], 1899-present (1 binder);
North Townships/South Townships [Land Survey Plats and Notes-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1860-ca.1998 (6 inches of microfiche);
Surveyor's Record [includes corner restorations-with index], 1898-1966 (2 volumes);
Surveys Recorded [Card Index-3 boxes-alphabetical], 1899-present (.25 cu.ft.);
Surveys Recorded Legal Descr. Twp-Range [Card Index-Township and Range-2 boxes], 1899-present (.20 cu.ft.);
Surveys Recorded Town City Subdivision [Card Index], ca.1952-present (.10 cu.ft.).

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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