Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler County Records Inventory

Marks and Brands Records


Series documents the registration of marks and brands by livestock owners and logging interests in order to clearly establish ownership. Records include registers and certificates. Information includes owner's name and address; diagram of animal showing location and style of mark and brand; written description of mark and brand; and filing date. Types of livestock registered include horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. Log brands are also documented.

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Record of Marks and Brands, vol. 1, 1899-1915 (1 volume);
Register of County Brand Inspector [Livestock], vol. 1, 1931-1937 (1 volume).

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Oak File Cabinet:
Affidavits of Marks and Brands, 1900-1915 (.15 cu.ft.);
Unfinished [includes miscellaneous deeds, mortgages, and marks and brands], ca.1909-1919 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Fossil Museum:
Brand Record for Crook County and Wheeler County [in display case], 1928 (1 volume).


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