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Public Land Corner

Public land corners mark the boundary corners of public and private land. These are usually at the section corners, one-quarter section corners and donation land section corners.

The United States created public land corners in 1852 to encourage Oregon Territory settlement. Most of these original posts, stones and other objects set as monuments did not survive.

In 1859, Oregon became a state, and county surveyors became responsible for maintaining and re-establishing public land corners. Our Public Land Corner section continues that work today.

Public Land Corners Map