Public Land Corner


Public land corners mark the boundary corners of public and private land. This is usually at the intersection of two or more survey lines.

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 public land corners. Our Public Land Corner section continues that work today.