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Listing of the Historical Indexes

The PLSO has received record groups that it has not had time to incorporate into the central index. To access these records, on an interim basis, individual databases were created which are arranged by township, range and section. We call these the Historical Indexes. Each record group has a unique series of fields to capture specific information related to each file. The file names are the name of the surveyor or company responsible for the records.

To facilitate research of these individual files, a composite index was developed — called "The Guide To The Historical Indexes." This compilation provides the township, range and section data from each historical file with a cross-reference to the file name of the appropriate record group.

To Research This Information

  • Click on the link to the "Guide." Research the guide using the T-R-S (Township Range, Section. Note the cross-reference to the Historical Index file name.)
  • Research the specific Historical Index(es) for additional information.

View the Guide to the Historical Index (text file)

Al Bell was a realtor, abstractor, insurance agent, and surveyor in Mason County for many years. Most of the records relate to his real estate business, but there are several field books in this collection with survey information. He was the Mason County surveyor in 1905 and 1906. View (text file)

Civilian Conservation Corps survey notes,1933-1941. View (text file)

DNR miscellaneous fieldbooks; miscellaneous surveys from a variety of sources. View (text file)

DNR-old Survey Section fieldbooks; a listing by legal description. View (html file)

J. L. Henderson was County Surveyor in Hood River County, Ore., at the turn of the century, 1900-1910. He also worked in Washington. View (text file)

Edward Hobson was the County Engineer in Hood River County, Ore. during the 1920s. He also worked in Washington. View (text file)

Klickitat County Public Works road surveys,1916-1926. View (text file)

Mason County Logging Co. (A.K.A. Vance Logging Co., Bordeaux Logging Co.) Surveys in the Malone, WA area, 1905-1940. View (text file)

James L. McPherson was a GLO and U.S. Mineral surveyor and private surveyor who worked in Washington, British Columbia and Alaska, 1890s to 1930s. View (text file)

John Meehan was Skagit County's first County Surveyor; he was also a private surveyor whose field books date from the 1890s to the 1930s. View (text file)

Partial index to the Milwaukee RR fieldbooks, 1890s to 1920s View (text file)

Records from Murray-McCormick & various miscellaneous surveyors, 1901-1980. View (text file)

Surveys of Newell, Gossett & Walsh, 1912-1915, in the Klickitat County area. View (text file)

Nicholson Engineering field books not incorporated yet. NPRR examination "surveys" of railroad lands, 1900-1940. View (text file)

Palmer Coking Coal Co. surveys in King, Pierce, and Lewis counties in Washington. Also surveys in Alaska and California (early 1900s). Read note (text file). View (text file)

W. G. Peebles was a timber cruiser in the Grays Harbor area from 1915-1940. View (text file)

Theo Rixon surveyed in the Grays Harbor County area. View (text file)

George Robertson surveyed in Grays Harbor from 1890-1915. View (text file)

Surveys by Scott Paper, 1918-1991. Contact the PLSO for details. 360-902-1190.

U. S. Bureau of Reclamation surveys for the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District, 1908-1994. View (text file)

Surveys for the U. S. Navy fieldbooks/Camp Wesley Harris, 1950. View (text file)

Surveys for the Washington State Reclamation Service irrigation projects in the Methow-Okanogan area, 1912-1923. View (text file)

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Public Land Survey Office
PO Box 47030
1111 Washington St SE Olympia, WA 98504-7030
360-902-1190 or 1-888-902-1190
Fax 360-902-1191
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