Guide to the Ahio S. Watt Description of School District Boundaries

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Watt, Ahio A.
Title: Ahio S. Watt description of school district boundaries
Dates: March 24, 1857
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: CA 1857 Mar 24
Summary: Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848, who he became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory. The collection (March 24, 1857 ) contains a description of the boundaries of a school district in Oregon.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical Note

Ahio Scott Watt (1824-1909) was an Oregon pioneer of 1848, who he became clerk of the first court in the Oregon Territory.

"Watt was born in Knox County, Ohio, on January 15, 1824. At the age of 14, he went with his parents to Sullivan County, Missouri, where he made his home until March, 1848, when the Watt family crossed the plains to Oregon, settling near the present town of Amity, in Yamhill County. Watt later acquired land and engaged in farming. He also taught school for some time.

In 1884 he became land and tax agent of the Southern Pacific railroad and later of the O.R. and N. lines as well, keeping this position for twenty years. He became a member of the Oregon Pioneer Association soon after its organization in 1873, and also of the Oregon Historical Society."

On July 23, 1850, he married Mary Elizabeth Elder, who was also an Oregon pioneer.

[Source: Oregonian, Obituaries, May 16, 1909]

Content Description

Collection includes a single, one page description of the boundaries of a school district between the Yamhill and Willamette Rivers in Oregon.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

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Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Ahio A. Watt description of school district boundaries, CA 1857 Mar 24, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

Other collections relating to Ahio S. Watt at Special Collections and University Archives include: Ahio Scott Watt reminiscences, CB W34.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.


  • Personal Names :
  • Watt, Ahio A.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Willamette River (Or.)
  • Yamhill (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Oregon--Boundaries
  • Schools--Oregon

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