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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

Land Subdivision Records

1885-[ongoing]

Series documents the subdividing and partitioning of land within the county. Records include survey notes, correspondence, photographs, satisfaction of agreements, maps of subdivided and partitioned land, and contracts and permits. Information includes subdivision names; lot, street, and alley dimensions; and township, range, and section numbers of land to be subdivided or partitioned.

Older subdivision plats were recorded in the deed record (Deeds and Indexes). Newer subdivision plats are interfiled with county survey plats.

Records at the Sherman County Court, Clerk's Vault:
Plat Book [Subdivision-with index], vol. 1, 1885-1978 (1 volume);
Sherman County Compiled Surveys of Record [List-includes subdivision and partition plats], 1970-present (.05 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Flat File County Survey Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], no. CS1-CS306, ca.1970-present (ca.306 plats);
Surveys [Rolled County Survey Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], no. CS1-CS306, ca.1970-present (ca.306 plats);
[Survey Visual Index-on assessors map base-includes subdivision and partition plat notations], ca.1970-present (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Kent [Subdivision and Tax Lot Map], n.d. (1 map);
Town Plats [Subdivision Plat Book], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, County Planning Department Office:
[Land Use Action Case Files-includes subdivision and partition case files as well as zoning amendment information and planning commission minutes], 1994-present (7 cu.ft.).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
Draft Zoning/Subdivision Ordinance Update, 1993 (1 volume);
Ordinance 13-12-98 [Zoning, Subdivision, and Partitioning Ordinance Amendment], 1998-2003 (1 volume);
Sherman County Zoning, Subdivision, Partitioning and Land Development Ordinance of 1994, 1994 (1 binder).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse Records Storage Building, Planning Records Room:
Draft [Subdivision and Land Partitioning Regulations], ca.1978 (.20 cu.ft.);
Proposed Amendments to the Subdivision and Land Partitioning Ordinance, ca.1979 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Ord. Amendments-Ordinance], 1979 (.20 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Ordinance Drafts and Revisions], ca.1979 (.25 cu.ft.);
Zoning Ord Amendments [County Ordinance-includes subdivision and land development ordinance], 1978-1979 (.15 cu.ft.).

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