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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1873-[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 Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Cad Sur Plat-Cadastral Survey Plats-U.S. Bureau of Land Management], ca.1977-ca.1988 (9 sheets of microfilm jackets);
Copies Record Maps of Surveys [includes filed surveys and road surveys-folded], no. 403-684, 1968-present (2 cu.ft.);
Original Record Maps of Surveys [includes filed surveys and road surveys], no. 400-684, 1934-present (ca.285 maps);
Record of Surveys Transcribed From Gilliam County, vol. 3, 1888-1896 (1 volume);
Surveyor's Record [includes corner restoration information-with index], vol. 1-2, 1900-1974 (2 volumes);
Survey Record [U.S. Survey General Field Notes], ca.1873-ca.1929 (1 volume);
Wheeler County Surveyor Indexes [includes land surveys], 1888-present (1 binder).

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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