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Public Land Survey Corners (Government Corners) were originally established by the Federal Government in Oregon commencing in 1852 to encourage and facilitate the settlement of the Oregon Territory. Since then, the original survey monuments (posts, stones and other objects) have been damaged or destroyed. The Federal Government delegated the function of maintaining these vital corners to the State of Oregon upon statehood. The state, in turn, delegated the function of the Public Land Survey System to the County Surveyor of each county. The boundaries of all lands privately or publicly owned within the state are directly or indirectly affected by these corners; therefore, it is imperative that they be maintained in the most prudent manner. That is the function of the Corner Restoration program of the County Surveyor’s Office.
Government Corner Re-establishment Records
To view re-establishment notes for individual corners, first select the link below for the Township and Range of your area of interest. Records are organized by Geographic Coordinate Database (GCDB) number. Use the index at right to determine the reference number of the document you wish to view.
Do you have a corner in need of restoration?
Fill out the corner request form below and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your help in protecting Jackson County’s Government Corners. We will contact you.
View corner locations and records via interactive web map.