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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1858-[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 Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
[Assessor's Maps-modified to index surveys and corner restorations], ca.1858-present (13 volumes);
Drawer [Survey Card Index by Township and Range], 1951-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Field Notes of Surveys in Oregon Klamath Reservation [includes corner restoration-with index], vol. 8-11, ca.1866-ca.1899 (4 volumes);
Government Field Notes, ca.1868-ca.1974 (37 volumes);
Microfilm Field Notes [Survey], ca.1866-ca.1959 (1 cu.ft.);
[Survey Card Index-alphabetical], 1951-present (1.50 cu.ft.);
Survey File [Filed Surveys-reference copies], no. 1-8001, 1951-present (44 cu.ft.);
Survey Index by Subdivision Name [Card], 1951-present (.75 cu.ft.);
[Surveyor's Master Index-includes references to road record, road establishment, vacation, plat vacation, ordinance, dismissed road petition, and miscellaneous file-in stand], ca.1870-ca.1987 (1 volume);
Surveyor's Record [with index], vol. 1, 1882-1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
16 [General Land Office Survey Plat Book], ca.1858-ca.1911 (1 volume);
County Surveyor Filed Tracings [title varies], no. 1-8001, 1951-present (8001 plats);
Field Notes [United States General Land Office Field Notes-with index], vol. 1, 1858-1893 (1 volume);
[General Land Office-Bureau of Land Management Survey Field Notes and Plats], ca.1865-ca.1980 (12 inches of microfiche);
GLO Plat Book [General Land Office], ca.1858-ca.1911 (3 volumes);
GLO Plats [General Land Office-by township and range], ca.1858-ca.1911 (ca.600 plats);
[Klamath Indian Reservation Boundary Lines United States Survey Field Notes-photostats], 1887 (1 volume);
[Klamath Indian Reservation United States Survey Plats], ca.1927 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Surveys in Klamath Reservation [Indian-includes United States field notes-photostats], ca.1908-ca.1929 (1 volume);
Record [Filed Survey Register], vol. 1-9, 1951-2004 (9 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Private Office:
[Field Books-to road and land surveys], ca.1881-ca.1958 (ca.150 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Timber Land Plats and Estimates [Survey Record], 1911-1912 (2 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Surveys Online [Klamath County Filed Surveys], 1951-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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