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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

Surveyor Field Notes and Plats

1860-[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 Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Deed Record Patents, vol. F, 1897-1904 (1 volume); vol. J, 1903-1938 (1 volume);
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Filed Notes and Plats-includes Donation Land Claim and mineral claim information], ca.1860-ca.1998 (2 inches of microfiche);
Map of Sherman County [transcribed from U.S. Surveyor General's Office-with index], 1861-1900 (1 volume);
Microfiche GLO Field Notes, DLCs, Min. Claims [General Land Office, Donation Land Claim, and Mining Claim Field Notes and Drawings], ca.1860-ca.1998 (ca.100 sheets of microfiche);
Sherman County Compiled Surveys of Record [List-includes subdivision and partition plats], 1970-present (.05 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Compiled Surveys and Narratives-includes maps, field notes, and related records], ca.1971-2006 (.20 cu.ft.);
Surveys [Flat File County Survey Plats-includes subdivision and partition plats], no. CS1-CS306, ca.1970-present (ca.306 plats);
Surveys [Railroad Abandonment File], 1967-1987 (.20 cu.ft.);
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 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).

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
Phone: (503) 986-1523 • Fax: (503) 986-1616 • oregon.sos@state.or.us

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