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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1851-[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.

The GIS-based Yamhill County Web Maps include assessor, fire district, flood plain, soil, and survey maps as well as planning zone maps with comprehensive plan and zoning information.

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
[Surveyor's Maps], 1984 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Township Plats-includes Donation Land Claim information], vol. 1-9, 1852-1975 (1 reel of microfilm); 1852-1893 (36 aperture cards);
[Townships-U.S. Survey Plats-includes Donation Land Claim information-with index], ca.1852-ca.1893 (.50 inch of aperture cards);
[Yamhill County Surveys], no. 7800-8200, 1912-n.d. (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
County Surveys [Record-includes no. 212-680], vol. 2, 1868-1879 (1 volume);
County Surveys [Record], vol. A, 1856-1868 (1 volume);
[Record of Surveys-includes no. 684-952-with index], volume D, 1879-1886 (1 volume);
Record of Surveys [includes no. 953-3052-with index], vol. E-I, 1886-1947 (5 volumes);
Surveyor [Record-includes no. 3060-4185-some with index], vol. J-N, 1947-1967 (5 volumes);
U.S. Survey Notes [duplicate typed set of original notes], ca.1851-ca.1960 (3 binders).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Tracings [County Survey-includes plat volumes D-Y], no. 723-11699, 1880-2003 (ca.11000 plats).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
[Survey Plats Visual Index-on assessor's plat base], ca.1852-present (24 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Building, File Room Surveyor's Storage:
[Assessor's Plats Old Tax Lot #s-includes survey notations], n.d. (ca.350 maps);
CS [ Filed County Surveys], no. 12600-13283, 2009-present (ca.700 plats).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Building, Server Room Surveyor's Storage:
Survey Folders [includes fields notes, narratives, and drawings], no. 1-12210, 1855-2006 (18 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Building, Scanning Room Surveyor's Storage:
Government Plats Dependent Resurveys [Bureau of Land Management], 1942-1995 (1 volume);
[Surveyor's Field Notes-Books], 1852-present (8 cu.ft.);
[Survey Register-by township and range-large blue cover], ca.1862-ca.2003 (1 volume);
U.S. Survey Notes [duplicate typed set of original notes], ca.1851-ca.1960 (3 binders).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Building, Electrical Inspector's Office, Surveyor's Storage:
[Survey Plats Visual Index-on assessor map base-includes notations related to county surveys-superseded], ca.1852-ca.2013 (32 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County 4th Street (Stanard) Building, Archives Room:
Book [County Record of Surveys-photocopies-shelf B.5D], vol. A, 2, D-L, 1855-1961 (15 volumes);
CS [County Survey Plats], no. 11700-12599, 2002-2009 (ca.850 plats);
Surveyor Maps on Microfilm [includes survey plats, subdivision and partition plats, road survey records, and Donation Land Claim records-shelf D.1C], ca.1856-ca.2006 (ca.60 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Yamhill County Web Site:
USDA Resettlement Surveys [United States Department of Agriculture], ca.1937-ca.1974 (Internet);
Yamhill County Survey Search [includes filed land surveys, road surveys, subdivisions, partitions, corner restorations, and related records], 1852-present (Internet).

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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