Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill 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.

Records at the Yamhill County Courthouse, 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 Public Works Building, Surveyor's Office:
BLM Dependent Resurveys [Bureau of Land Management], ca.1855-ca.1980 (8 inches of aperture cards);
Book [County Record of Surveys], vol. A, 2, D-L, 1855-1961 (15 volumes);
County Surveys [Card Index], no. 1C-8898, 1882-1987 (1.50 cu.ft.);
County Surveys [Plats], no. 1-12273, 1856-2007 (10 feet of aperture cards);
County Surveys, vol. A, 1856-1968 (2 inches of aperture cards);
Current Surveys [Plats], no. 12500--12699, 2009-present (200 plats);
Field Notes [Surveyor's-by township and range], ca.1988-ca.1992 (.50 cu.ft.);
Resettlement Surveys, ca.1938-ca.1974 (ca.75 maps);
Survey Folders [includes fields notes, narratives, and drawings], no. 1-12210, 1855-2006 (18 cu.ft.);
Survey Index Book, ca.1855-1980 (6 inches of aperture cards);
[Survey Plats Visual Index-on assessor's plat base], ca.1852-present (26 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Office Vault:
County Surveys [Plats], no. 11648--12499, 2002-2008 (ca.850 plats);
County Surveys, vol. A, 1856-1868 (1 volume);
[Surveyor's Field Notes-Books], 1852-present (8 cu.ft.);
U.S. Survey Notes [duplicate typed set of original notes], ca.1851-ca.1960 (6 binders).

Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Upstairs Storage:
Surveys [County-paper copies], no. 684-10489, 1879-1995 (20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
County Surveys [includes no. 212-680], vol. 2, 1868-1879 (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).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Tracings [County Survey-includes plat volumes D-Y], no. 723-11646, 1880-2002 (ca.10975 plats).

Records at the Yamhill County Web Site:
Surveys, Subdivisions and Partitions in a Searchable Database [Plats], ca.1855-present (Internet);
Visual Index to Help You Locate Surveys [similar to assessor maps], ca.1999 (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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