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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Benton County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1851-[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.

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Vault:
County Road List [includes location, surface, and other information on Benton County roads], 2001 (1 binder);
Record of Roads [includes surveys, notes, and reports-with index], vol. 2, 1887-1922 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes surveys, notes, and reports-with index], vol. 1, 1854-1887 (1 volume);
Road Records [Copy-includes petitions and vacations-with index], vol. 3, 1922-1925 (1 binder);
Road Register [with index], vol. 1, 1943-1951 (1 volume).

Records at the Avery Land Services Building, Self Help Area:
Benton County Road Map [wall map], 2011 (1 map);
Road Records [includes surveys, field notes, petitions, and vacations], no. 1-645, 1852-ca.1963 (5 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault:
Public Works RD [Road Establishment and Survey Case Files], no. 1-645, 1851-ca.1974 (8 inches of microfilm jackets);
Record of Road Poll Tax Receipts [with index], 1901-1911 (1 volume);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, reports, orders, resolutions, road survey maps, and related records], no. 1-250, ca.1851-ca.1946 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Courthouse, Clerk's Archive Vault, Side Room:
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, reports, orders, resolutions, road survey maps, and related records], no. 251-645, ca.1890-ca.1971 (5.75 cu.ft.);
Roads Transcribed to Lincoln County [Case Files-includes survey information, road viewers' reports, etc.], ca.1879-ca.1891 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County, Records Center:
Benton County Road Map, 1975 (1 map);
[Bridge Plans], 1921 (ca. 20 drawings);
County Road Map 911 [Planning Areas-rolled], 1989 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Benton County Historical Museum:
[Road and Bridge Petitions-includes related records-Benton County 2006 Transfer Records], ca.1910-ca.1922 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Second Floor, Local Documents Area:
Benton County Map Catalog [includes assessor, zoning, urban growth boundary, city, hazard, political, resource, and transportation maps], 1996 (1 volume);
Benton County Transportation System Plan Public Works Department Ordinance, no. 2001.0173, 2001 (1 binder).

Records at the Benton County Web Site:
Benton County Transportation System Plan [Public Works Department Ordinance], no. 2001.0173, 2001 (Internet);
County Road List
[includes county, public, and named private roads-PDF], 2005 (Internet);
County Road Map Atlas, 2004 (Internet);
Natural Areas and Parks Maps [includes parks, trails, roads, and some aerial photomaps], n.d. (Internet).

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