2007 ORS 201.200¹
Lane County

(1) The boundary of Lane County is as follows:

(a) All that portion of Oregon lying south of Linn County, and south of so much of Benton County as is east of Umpqua County.

(b) The southern boundary of Lane County is as follows: Beginning at a point in the present boundary line between Lane and Klamath Counties on the summit of the Cascade Range, at a point due east of the southeast corner of township 24 south, range 5 east of the Willamette Meridian; thence west on the township line to the Willamette Meridian, at the southeast corner of township 24 south, range 1 west; thence north seven and one-half miles to the east one-quarter section corner of section 25, township 23 south, range 1 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west on the one-half section line 18 miles to the west one-quarter section corner of section 30, township 23 south, range 3 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence north four and one-half miles to the southeast corner of township 22 south, range 4 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west on the township line one and one-half miles to the south one-quarter corner of section 35, township 22 south, range 4 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence north 12 miles to the north one-quarter corner of section 2, township 21 south, range 4 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west ten and one-half miles to the southwest corner of township 20 south, range 5 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence north two miles to the southeast corner of section 24, township 20 south, range 6 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west six miles to the southwest corner of section 19, township 20 south, range 6 west of Willamette Meridian; thence north one and one-half miles to the east one-quarter corner of section 13, township 20 south, range 7 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west three miles to the west one-quarter corner of section 15, township 20 south, range 7 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence north two and one-half miles to the northwest corner of section 3, township 20 south, range 7 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west on township line to northwest corner of township 20 south, range 7 west; thence north to the southeast corner of section 24, township 19 south, range 8 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west two miles to the southwest corner of section 23, township 19 south, range 8 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence north two miles to the southwest corner of section 11, township 19 south, range 8 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west to the northwest corner of section 16, township 19 south, range 8 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence north one mile to the northwest corner, section 9, township 19 south, range 8 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west on section line two miles to the northwest corner of section 7, township 19 south, range 8 west of Willamette Meridian; thence north to the northeast corner of section 12, township 19 south, range 9 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west six miles on the section line to the southwest corner section 6, township 19 south, range 9 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence south on township line to northeast corner of section 12, township 19 south, range 10 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west on section line one-quarter mile; thence south one-half mile; thence west one-quarter mile; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-quarter mile; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-quarter mile to the southwest corner of section 12, township 19 south, range 10 west; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-quarter mile; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-half mile; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-half mile; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-quarter mile to the corner common to sections 15 and 22, township 19 south, range 10 west; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-quarter mile; thence south one-quarter mile, thence west three-quarters mile; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-quarter mile; thence south one-quarter mile; thence west one-quarter mile to the northeast corner of section 29, township 19 south, range 10 west; thence west one mile to the northwest corner of section 29; thence south to the southeast corner of section 31, township 19 south, range 10 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west to the northeast corner of township 20 south, range 11 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence south one-half mile to the east one-quarter corner of section 1, township 20 south, range 11 west of the Willamette Meridian; thence west on the half-section line to the Pacific Ocean.

(c) Beginning at a point on the left bank of the Willamette River where the south line of section 16, in township 15 south, range 4 west of the Willamette Meridian intersects the left bank, that point being 58 links east of the one-quarter section corner on the south line of section 16; thence running along the meanders of the left bank north 49 degrees east 4.50 chains; thence north 10 degrees east 14.50 chains; thence north 28 degrees west 13.50 chains; thence north 7 degrees west 28.70 chains; thence north 15 degrees east 7.30 chains; thence north 30 degrees east 3.50 chains; thence north 59 degrees east 7.85 chains; thence north 82 degrees east 4.50 chains; thence north 40 degrees east four chains; thence north 10 degrees east 4.50 chains to the meander corner on the north line of section 16 where the section line intersects the left bank of the river, that point being south 89 degrees 30 minutes east 14.18 chains distant from the one-quarter section corner on the north line of section 16 in such township and range; thence south 89 degrees 30 minutes east four chains more or less to the center of the main channel of the Willamette River; thence following the center of the main channel of the river in a southerly direction up stream to the south line of section 16; thence north 89 degrees 30 minutes west 10 chains more or less to the point of beginning, and containing 120 acres more or less.

(2) When the Willamette River serves as the boundary between Linn and Lane Counties in subsection (1) of this section, a reference to the river refers to the middle of the Willamette River as it existed on January 8, 2003, and may be further identified using coordinates and other location information determined by the affected county surveyors and filed by the appropriate counties with the appropriate county assessors and the Department of Revenue under ORS 308.225 (Boundary change or proposed boundary change). [Amended by 2003 c.622 §2]

Note: In addition to the boundary described in 201.200 (Lane County), the eastern boundary of Lane County is the summit of the Cascade Range adjacent to parts of the western boundaries of Deschutes County (see 201.090 (Deschutes County)) and Klamath County (see 201.180 (Klamath County)). The northern boundary of Lane County is the southern boundaries of Linn (see 201.220 (Linn County)), Benton (see 201.020 (Benton County)), and Lincoln (see 201.210 (Lincoln County)) Counties. The western boundary of Lane County is the Pacific Ocean.

Umpqua County, referred to in 201.200 (Lane County) (1), was incorporated in Douglas County in 1863.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 201—Boundaries of Counties, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­201.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.