Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Clackamas 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.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bridge Construction Contracts, 1913 (.10 cu.ft.); 1930-1931 (.20 cu.ft.);
Bridge Construction [Records], 1913-1931 (.30 cu.ft.);
County Court Bridge Petitions, 1860-1870 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Court Commissioners Docket [Orders Related to Roads], 1927 (1 volume);
County Court Process Records [Administrative-includes road reports, county officials reports, correspondence, bills, etc.], 1861-1925 (21 cu.ft.);
County Court Road Correspondence, 1908-1941 (1 cu.ft.);
Highway Commission Correspondence, 1927-1928 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road District Boundary Record, n.d. (1 volume);
Road District List of Names Subject to Tax, 1874 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road District Meeting Petitions, 1917-1930 (1 cu.ft.);
Road District Minutes, 1917-1921 (.15 cu.ft.);
Road District Petitions, 1879-1926 (.40 cu.ft.);
Road District Supervisor's Reports, 1855-1913 (3 cu.ft.);
Road District Supervisor's Work Reports, 1855-1883 (1.30 cu.ft.).
Records at the Clackamas County Sunnybrook Service Center, Surveyor's Office Public
County Roads Notes [Case Files-includes field notes, petitions, vacations, and related records], no. 1-3416, ca.1847-ca.1998 (36 inches of microfiche);
Index to Locations of All Files in Clackamas County Surveyor's Office [indexes Donation Land Claims, surveys, corner restorations, roads, subdivisions, partitions, and miscellaneous maps], ca.1851-ca.1993 (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plats-A to Z Letter Series-includes road, bridge, subdivision, corner restoration, survey, and miscellaneous maps and plats], 1853-ca.1990 (ca.1000 maps);
Numerical Book of Roads [includes petitions, field notes, viewers reports, and vacations], 1847-1983 (1 binder);
PH [Pigeon Hole Maps-Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road, road survey, railroad, Oregon Territory, etc.-with index], ca.1838-ca.1992 (15 inches of aperture cards);
Road Index [Name and Number], 1985 (1 volume); 1992 (1 volume);
Roads Alphabetical [Index], n.d. (1 binder);
[Territorial Roads-includes petitions and surveys-with index], 1847-1970 (16 sheets of microfiche).
Records at the Clackamas County Sunnybrook Service Center, Surveyor's Office Vault:
County Roads [Case Files-includes field notes, petitions, vacations, and related records], no. 1-3435, ca.1847-present (35 cu.ft.);
Deeds [Old Road Deeds], ca.1844-ca.1960 (2 cu.ft.);
Front [County Roads Register-alphabetical], ca.1847-ca.1949 (1 binder);
Index of Roads [by township and range-with index], n.d. (1 volume);
Index to File Drawers A Thru Z [indexes A to Z Letter Series maps, DTM plats, LP corner maps, and some surveys], ca.1853-ca.1985 (1 binder);
Misc. Bridge Plats [rolled], ca.1920-ca.1957 (ca.25 plats);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plats-formerly "A-Z Letter Series," now "SN series"-includes road, bridge, subdivision, corner restoration, survey, and miscellaneous maps and plats], ca.1853-ca.1990 (ca.1000 maps and plats);
Miscellaneous Road Actions [includes deeds, orders, easements, etc.], ca.1935-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Road Survey Maps-includes market roads, road districts, etc.-rolled], ca.1925-ca.1951 (12 maps);
Old Road Cards [Deed and Description Reference], ca.1888-1981 (.60 cu.ft.);
[Pigeon Hole Maps-Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road, road survey, railroad, Oregon Territory, etc.-with index], ca.1838-ca.1992 (ca.300 maps);
Road Register [volumes 2-4 with index], vol. 0-4, 1862-present (5 volumes);
Roads County Roads [Established Roads Numerical Register-with index], ca.1847-ca.1949 (1 binder);
Subdivision Plat Vacation Books [includes road vacations], no. 1-2632, 1869-1983 (4 volumes).
Records at the Clackamas County Sunnybrook Service Center, Engineering Office:
[Road Engineering Case File Card Index], ca.1853-present (.50 cu.ft.);
[Road Engineering Case Files-includes copies of deeds, road vacations, subdivision and partition plats, maps, plans, easements, legal descriptions, and related records], no. 12001-62011, ca.1853-present (24 cu.ft.);
Road Files By Number [Road Engineering Case Files-includes copies of deeds, road vacations, subdivision and partition plats, maps, plans, easements, legal descriptions, and related records], no. 12001-73001, ca.1853-ca.1997 (40 inches of microfiche);
Road Vacations, ca.1975-ca.1991 (2 inches of microfiche).
Records at the Clackamas County Bridge Maintenance Building, Records Loft:
[Bridge Inventory Inspection Record-includes drawings and photographs-water damaged], no. 6175-6575, 1940 (1 volumes);
[Bridge Maintenance Case Files-includes inspection reports as well as records documenting load rating, scour analysis, and related data-with gaps], no. 5C02-20119, ca.1979-present (25 cu.ft.);
Bridge Plans [with gaps], no. 5C01-19860, ca.1920-present (ca.1000 plans);
[Bridge Record Cards-incudes inspection and maintenance information and photographs], ca.1950-ca.1967 (.40 cu.ft.).
Records at the Clackamas County Archives:
County Court [Commissioners Journal Administrative Records-includes orders and road petitions], 1927-1929, 1941-1942 (1 cu.ft.).
Records at the Clackamas County Web Site:
Clackamas County CMAP Database [GIS mapping system includes layers for many boundaries, districts, streams, tax lots, zoning, and other subjects], n.d.-present (Internet).