Surveyor's Office History

  • County created as Tuality County on July 5, 1843
  • Renamed Washington County on September 3, 1849
  • Current geographic boundary established in 2014
  • Oregon gained statehood on February 14, 1859
NAME  COMMENTS  DATE
 JAMES H. ELAM  HIRED -  2004 - PRESENT
 KENNETH A. BAUER  HIRED - RETIRED  1999 – 2004
 KENNETH A. BAUER  APPOINTED TEMP. CO. SURVEYOR  1998 – 1999
 R. CHARLES PEARSON  HIRED - RESIGNED  1977 – 1998
 R. LaVERNE MEACHAM  HIRED - RESIGNED  1975 – 1977
 KEN MENG (CO. ENG.)  ASSUMED DUTIES  1972 – 1975
 HARVEY BARBER  HIRED - RESIGNED  1967 – 1972
 H. P. BARROWS  APPOINTED - ELECTED/RETIRED  1942 – 1967
 L. L. MacINTYRE  ELECTED - RESIGNED  1939 – 1942
 J. W. BARNEY  APPOINTED – ELECTED  1/2/1935 1933 – 1938
 E. L. HOBBS  ELECTED - RESIGNED  1925 – 1933
 A. A. MORRILL  ELECTED  1921 – 1924
 C. G. REITER  ELECTED  1917 – 1920
 GEORGE McGEE  APPOINTED – ELECTED  1/6/1913 1911 – 1916
 A. A. MORRILL  APPOINTED (VACANCY) - RESIGN  1909 – 1911
 L. C. WALKER  ELECTED – A. A. MORRILL D.C.S.  1906 – 1908
 A. A. MORRILL  ELECTED  1902 – 1906
 THOMAS S. WILKES  ELECTED  1900 – 1902
 A. A. MORRILL  ELECTED  1898 – 1900
 L. E. WILKES  ELECTED  1894 – 1898
 J. C. HALL  ELECTED (BOND SET AT $10,000 7/1892)  1888 – 1894
 L. C. WALKER  ELECTED  1882 – 1888
 J. C. HALL  ELECTED  1878 – 1882
 Wm. E. SMITH  ELECTED  1876 – 1878
 JOHN WITHYCOMBE  ELECTED  1874 – 1876
 Wm. E. SMITH  APPOINTED  1874 – 1874
 ABIS S. WATT  APPOINTED – DIDN’T FILE BOND  1873 – 1874
 L. C. WALKER  APPOINTED - RESIGNED  1873 – 1873
 COLUMBUS SMITH  ELECTED – OFFICE VACANT  1872 – 1872
 L. C. WALKER  APPOINTED  1871 – 1872
 CHARLES L. STILES  APPOINTED - RESIGNED  1870 – 1871
 D. L. TURPIN  ELECTED - RESIGNED  1870 – 1870
 Wm. E. SMITH  ELECTED  1866 – 1870
 WILLIAM GEIGER JR.  VACANT – APPOINTED - ELECTED  1862 – 1866
 WILLIAM GEIGER JR.  ELECTED  1858 – 1862
 W. W. PURDIN  ELECTED (BOND FIXED AT $2,000)  1856 – 1858