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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Baker County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1862-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Information about Baker County roads may also be found in the County Court Journal and related records (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Lower Vault, Front Room:
Baker County Vacation Orders [Road], 1964-1990 (.25 cu.ft.);
County Court Orders [includes road applications and vacations], 1909-1977 (5 cu.ft.);
Market Road Papers, 1922-1930 (.25 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous [Maps-includes bridge, mining, park, railway, and other subjects-rolled-Bin # 12], ca.1879-1988 (26 maps);
Panhandle Roads [Case Files], 1877-1910 (1 cu.ft.);
Road Department Original Documents [includes road petitions, deeds, correspondence, maps, specifications, and related records-trifolded], ca.1931-ca.1950 (1 cu.ft.);
Road Petitions, 1903-1980 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Roads [Maps-includes market, state highway, and miscellaneous roads-rolled-Bin # 8], ca.1916-2003 (15 maps).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Clerk's Upper Vault:
Old Bridge Documents [Burnt River-includes plans and specifications], 1970-1973 (.20 cu.ft.);
Record of County Roads, vol. A, 1864-1872 (1 volume);
Surveyors Record [includes road surveys, establishment orders, and viewers' reports-with index], vol. 2, ca.1885-ca.1954 (1 volume);
[Surveyor's Road Record-includes plats, survey notes, and road viewers' reports], vol. 1, 1872-1974 (1 volume).

Records at the Baker County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Map Room:
[Road and Highway Maps-rolled-includes road survey maps], ca.1925-present (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Baker County Road Department Office:
[County Road Card Index-indexes road establishments, vacations, and related actions], ca.1862-present (.50 cu.ft.);
Road Files [County Road Case Files-includes maps, correspondence, permits, and related documents], ca.1940-present (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Baker County Road Department Office, Upstairs Records Room:
[Bridge Case Files-includes inspection records, photographs, correspondence, and related documents], n.d.-present (8 cu.ft.);
Bridge Plans, ca.1888-present (15 cu.ft.).

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