Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Gilliam 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 Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Bureau of Land Management Survey Microfilm-includes surveys and field notes related to U.S. surveys, mining, homesteads, and miscellaneous actions], n.d. (5 inches of microfiche);
Gilliam County Surveyor Survey Index [includes survey index by survey number and township and range as well as road easement survey information], 1907-present (1 binder);
Map of Survey [Mylar-includes road surveys], no. 25-260, 1930-present (ca.500 sheets);
Record Maps of Surveys [Paper-includes road surveys], no. 25-260, 1930-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Record of Surveys [with index], vol. B, 1907-1933 (1 volume);
Surveys [Plats], no. 1-160, 1907-1984 (1.50 inches of aperture cards);
[Surveys-Plats], no. 1-160, 1907-1984 (30 sheets of microfilm jackets).
Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Computer Room:
[Survey Records], no. 1-160, 1907-1984 (30 sheets of microfilm jackets).
Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 129 [Survey Record], ca.1882-ca.1887 (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).