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|Record Creator:||Natural Resources, Department of|
These records include 952 plat maps created by various surveyors between 1892 and 1971. Oyster plats were made for submission with applications to purchase oyster land. Plats may include name of applicant(s), date, application number, and location of property.
To search these plats, locate the township and range of the area you are investigating (you can view a map of Washington townships and ranges here). Enter this into the keyword search box. For example, if searching for Township 18 North, Range 2 West, enter “18N 2W”. Plats are also searchable by last name of applicant (if named), or county.
|Related Records:||For more information, or to learn about related records, contact the Washington State Archives at (360) 586-1492, or email email@example.com.|
|Access Restriction Notes:||These records are open for research.|
|Sources of Transfer||State Government Archives
|Notes||Indexed by Valerie Wernet of Washington State Archives; digitized by Washington State Archives, Imaging and Preservation Services.
|Agency History:||The Washington State Department of Natural Resources was created in 1957 to manage state trust lands for the people of Washington. In partnership with citizens and governments, the Washington State DNR provides innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life.|
|Preferred Citation:||[Identification of item], Natural Resources, Department of, Oyster Claim Plats, 1892-1971, Washington State Archives, Digital Archives, http://digitalarchives.wa.gov, [date accessed].|
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