Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats


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.

The Surveyor's Office On-Line Documents include scanned survey documents. Contact the Surveyor's Office for more information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Surveys of The Dalles City [includes drawings, correspondence, and related records], 1864-1916 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Road Engineer/County Surveyor's Office:
Book [Assessor's Map Base Township and Range Survey Index Volumes-includes corner survey information], vol. 1-2, 4-5, ca.1860-present (4 volumes);
Book [Survey Plat Volumes-includes road surveys], vol. 4-17, ca.1939-present (13 volumes);
Drawings [Survey Card Index-includes road surveys], ca.1894-present (.20 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Survey Card Index-includes road surveys], ca.1894-present (.20 cu.ft.);
[Filed Surveys-includes road surveys-mostly rolled], ca.1880-present (ca.50 cu.ft.);
GLO Field Notes [General Land Office-includes land corner monument records and interfiled microfiche], ca.1860-present (2 cu.ft.);
Replacements [Modified Assessor's Plat Atlas Survey Index Replaced Pages-includes land corner monument information], n.d. (2 volumes);
Survey Records [includes field notes, drawings, and related records], 1901-present (3.50 cu.ft.);
Surveys by Name [Card Index], ca.1970-ca.2006 (.50 cu.ft.);
Surveys by Section-Baseline [Card Index], ca.1880-ca.2006 (.75 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Visual Index to Surveys and Remonumented Corners-includes donation land claim information], ca.1860-present (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Shop, Second Floor Exercise Room:
Ancient Field Books [Newell, Gossett, and Walsh-Oregon Portage Railway], 1908-1925 (10 volumes).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Bearing Trees of United States Survey, Original County Surveys, 1896-1900 (1 volume);
County Surveyor [Record-includes field notes and plats-with index], vol. 1, 1901-1968 (1 volumes);
County Survey [Record-includes field notes and plats-with index], vol. 2, 1901-1969 (1 volumes);
Field Notes of Sections, vol. A2, 1872-1906 (1 volume);
Index Clerk Record Surveys, 1901-n.d. (1 volume);
Index Surveyor's Record, 1901-n.d. (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).


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