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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plat

1869-[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 Lake County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Area:
All Record of Surveys By RS Number [Index-also includes subdivision, water, mining claim, and road surveys-by record of survey number], ca.1920-present (1 binder);
All Record of Surveys By TRS Number [Index-also includes subdivision, water, mining claim, and road surveys-by township, range, and section number], ca.1920-present (1 binder);
[General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Surveys- includes corner restoration and homestead surveys], ca.1869-ca.1998 (10 inches of microfiche and aperture cards);
OVL [Oregon Valley Lands Company Record of Survey Visual Reference Atlas-on assessor map base], n.d. (1 volume);
[Record of Survey Alphabetical Card Index], ca.1920-1995 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Record of Survey Township and Range Card Index], ca. 1920-1995 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Record of Survey Visual Reference Atlas-includes some subdivision and road survey references-on assessor's map base with overlays], ca.1920-ca.2006 (1 volume);
Survey Copies [Record of Surveys-includes surveys, field notes, narratives, and related records-also includes subdivision, water, mining claim, and road surveys], no. 1-6446, ca.1920-present (6446 plats);
Township and Range [Record of Survey Index-also indexes some subdivision, water, mining claim, and road surveys], ca.1920-present (1 binder).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room, Surveyor's Records:
County Surveyor's Records Lands, Roads & Ditches, 1879-1906 (1 volume);
GLO/BLM Plats [General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management-Survey], ca.1869-ca.1998 (ca.100 maps);
[Record of Surveys-includes surveys, field notes, and related records-also includes subdivision, water, mining claim, and road surveys], no. 1-6446, ca.1920-present (6446 plats).

Records at the Lake County Web Site:
All Record Surveys By TRSection [Register and Index-includes subdivision, water, mining claim, and road surveys-by township, range, and section number], ca.1920-present (Internet);
Record of Surveys [includes survey plats, field notes, narratives, and related records-also includes subdivision, water, mining claim, and road surveys], no. 1-6448, ca.1920-present (Internet);
Record of Surveys [Register and Index-includes subdivision, water, mining claim, and road surveys-by survey number], 2009-2014 (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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