Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Aerial Photographs


Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

The BentonMaps Web site provides a user interface to view and query tax lot, zoning, survey documents, subdivision and partition plats, addressing, aerial photography, topography, and other digital map layers (GIS data). It also links to scanned images of assessment maps, survey plats, and subdivision and partition plats. The University of Oregon, Map & Aerial Photography Library Aerial Photograph Collection includes aerial photographs from most Oregon counties.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Northwest Office Area, File Cabinet:
Aerial Photos, 1974 (ca.60 photographs); 1975 (ca.50 photographs); 1983 (5 photographs); 2000 (ca.100 photographs);
Aerial Photos [Flood], 1964 (ca.200 photographs); 1996 (ca.20 photographs);
Aerial Photos [West Corvallis], 1993 (ca.150 photographs).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
Aerial Photo Index [Photographs-Western Aerial Corporation], 1982 (1 volume);
Photos Willamette Greenway [rolled], ca.1974 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Soil Type Aerial Photographs], 1956 (ca.400 photographs);
[Willamette Greenway Aerial Photographic Maps], 1974 (21 photomaps).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, GIS Office Area:
[Aerial Photographs-large scale], 1963 (ca.40 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1978 (ca.100 photographs).

Records at the Benton County Public Works Maintenance Building, Sign Shop, Light Green Cabinet:
[Aerial Photographs-includes entire county] 1982-1983 (ca.677 photographs); 1990-1991 (ca.677 photographs).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1948 (ca.200 photographs); 1963 (ca.200 photographs); 1970 (ca.125 photographs);
Aerial Photos Benton County [with index], 1974 (ca.200 photographs); 1982 (ca.20 photographs).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Natural Areas and Parks Maps [includes some aerial photomaps], n.d. (Internet).


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