Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Baker County Records Inventory
Road and Bridge Records
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 Market Roads, Road Bonds & Miscellaneous [Records], ca.1902-ca.1930 (.35 cu.ft.);
Baker County Road Orders [includes orders, petitions, viewer reports, etc.-includes Panhandle roads-alphabetical], ca.1877-ca.1916 (1.70 cu.ft.);
Baker County Road Vacations Orders & Petitions, 1903-1945 (.35 cu.ft.);
Baker County Vacation Orders [Road], 1964-1990 (.25 cu.ft.);
County Court Orders [includes road applications and vacations], 1909-1977 (5 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous [Maps-includes bridge, mining, park, railway, and other subjects-rolled-Map Box A], ca.1879-1988 (26 maps);
Road Petitions Denied [includes viewer reports], ca.1901-ca.1942 (.70 cu.ft.);
Roads [Maps-includes market, state highway, and miscellaneous roads-rolled-Map Shelf Rows 6-7], 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);
Road Dept. Index Cards [documents county commission actions-photocopies], ca.1864-n.d. (1 binder);
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:
Road Files [County Road Case Files-includes maps, drawings, 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-n.d. (5 cu.ft.);
State Hwy. Maps [State Highway Road Maps and Field Notes-specifications and contracts-also includes county road and bridge information], ca.1925-ca.1981 (ca.9 cu.ft.).