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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Land Title Registers

1865-1969

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 Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Register Land Titles, 1909-1967 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Antelope [Plat Book], 1903-1905 (3 volumes); 1907 (1 volume);
Boyd Dufur [Plat Book], 1905 (1 volume);
Kingsley [Plat Book], 1904 (1 volume); 1909 (1 volume);
Land Book Present Owners, 1876-1912 (2 volumes);
Land Reception Record, vol. 1, 1908-1936 (1 volume);
Land Register Index, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Land Registration Docket, vol. 1, 1907-1914 (1 volume);
Lot Book Present Owners, 1865-1912 (2 volumes);
Mosier [Plat Book], 1902-1903 (2 volumes); 1905 (1 volume);
Ownership Plats, 1911 (2 volumes); 1923 (8 volumes);
Plat Book Present Owners, ca.1900 (1 volume);
Register of Titles, vol. 1, 1907-1936 (1 volume);
Tract Index of Registered Lands [includes only a few entries], ca.1907-ca.1936 (1 volume);
Tygh [Valley-Plat Book], 1902 (1 volume); 1905-1906 (2 volumes); 1908 (1 volume);
Tygh Valley [Plat Book], 1909 (1 volume);
Wheeler County [Area Ownership Plat Book], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Assessment and Tax Department Office:
Township Plats, ca.1900-ca.1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Planning Office:
Land Ownership [Plat Book-modified], ca.1969 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Second Floor Aerial Photograph Storage Room:
Miscellaneous Plats [includes land ownership information], n.d. (1 volume);
Ownership Unplatted Areas in Dalles City [Plat Book], ca.1935-ca.1936 (1 volume);
Present Ownership [Plat Books-large scale], n.d. (17 volumes);
Township Blueprints [Land Ownership Plat Book], ca.1914-ca.1915 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Shop, Second Floor Exercise Room:
[Land Ownership Plat Books], n.d. (3 volumes).

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