Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) System Illinois State Archives

Record Descriptions – Surveyor

Original Survey Record

Record contains plats of each township and descriptions of interior and exterior sections and quarter-sections.

Road Survey Record

Record contains a plat of the road in question, a description of the road, the names of surveyor, chairmen, petitioner, and road viewers, with the date of the survey and occasionally the expenses.

Surveyor's Files

Descriptions of surveys show the description number, a legal description of the land, the date of survey or recording, and the surveyor's name.

Surveyor's Record

Record shows the date of the survey, the surveyor's description of the area surveyed, the names of the surveyor and chairmen, and includes plats of the area surveyed and usually the name of the person for whom the survey was performed.