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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1850-[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.

Approximately 75 percent of Harney County is classified as federal land and has not been surveyed by the county. Contact the planning department for access to a database related to county surveys.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Surveyor's Storeroom:
Burns Plats [includes surveys], ca.1914-ca.1965 (29 map rolls);
CS [Surveyor, Subdivision, and Partition Plats], no. CS1-CS1114, 1913-present (1114 plats);
Field Book [Surveyor's-includes subdivision information], 1913-1922 (28 volumes);
Harney County Plats [includes surveys], ca.1902-present (31 map rolls);
Hines Plats [includes surveys], ca.1929-ca.1972 (11 map rolls);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes road, road survey, land survey, various Harney County buildings, mines, water projects, county courthouse, quarry site, city and vicinity, flood hazard-rolled], ca.1911-ca.1994 (ca.500 maps and drawings);
Narratives and Plat Copies [Survey-includes corner information-by township and range], ca.1875-present (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
GLO Survey Field Notes [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management], 1875-ca.1998 (24 inches of microfiche);
Harney County Survey Plats and Descriptions [Index], ca.1913-present (1 volume);
[Mineral Survey], 1985 (9 sheets of microfiche).

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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