Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Clatsop 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.

Clatsop County Web Maps interactive digital maps include aerial photograph; survey; tax lot; road; election, fire, and school district; flood plain; zoning; and other information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Bridge and Ferry Petitions, 1869-1900 (.20 cu.ft.);
Bridge Contracts and Specifications, 1884-1915 (.50 cu.ft.);
Columbia River Highway Construction Records, 1916 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Court Road Correspondence, 1902-1912 (.05 cu.ft.);
County Court Street Railway Petitions, 1889-1890 (.05 cu.ft.);
Reports on Bridge Construction, 1890-1898 (.05 cu.ft.);
Road Contracts and Specifications, 1873-1918 (1 cu.ft.);
Road District Minutes, 1912-1915 (1 volume);
Road District Reports, 1860-1921 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Road Supervisor Petitions and Appointments, 1865-1899 (.20 cu.ft.);
Road [Survey and Report of Road], 1851 (.05 cu.ft.);
Road Survey Records [includes petitions and related records], 1850-1913 (.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Courthouse, Main Floor Vault:
Bridges [includes drawings, contracts, bids, etc.], 1896-ca.1910 (.75 cu.ft.);
Deeds [Miscellaneous-includes road right of way documents]. 1898-ca.1961 (.60 cu.ft.);
Index to Roads and Dikes, 1941-1944 (1 volume);
Road District Info [Informational Records-includes petitions], 1882-1934 (.35 cu.ft.);
Road District [Records], 1912 (.35 cu.ft.);
Road Districts [Administrative Records], 1958-1987 (4 cu.ft.);
Road Petition [Records], 1931-1937 (.35 cu.ft.);
Roads [Legal Records-mostly relating to straightening roads], 1914 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Standard Contract and Specifications-County Roads-Bin L], 1915-1929 (2 cu.ft.);
Surveyor Films [Co. Rd. Bk. #1-County Road Book-Bin E], vol. 1, 1872-1891 (3 inches of aperture cards);
Surveyor Films [County Road Records-Bin E], no. 41-343, ca.1891-ca.1971 (12 inches of aperture cards);
Vacations [includes roads-title varies], 1911-1974 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Roads Division Office, Vault:
Bridge Inspection Reports, ca.1970-present (4 cu.ft.);
Bridge Plans and Correspondence [Case Files], ca.1960-present (5.50 cu.ft.);
Bridge Plans, ca.1923-present (ca.150 drawings);
Record Book of Roads and Highways [includes legal descriptions and drawings], 1859-1870 (1 volume);
Recorded Documents, Deeds, Orders, and Easements [Road Related-includes petitions], ca.1890-ca.1960 (3 cu.ft.);
Road Book [includes survey and road order information], vol. 4, ca.1959-ca.1970 (1 volume);
Road Petitions, no. 5-344, 1873-present (6 cu.ft.);
Road Records [Case Files-includes vacations and orders], n.d.-present (8.50 cu.ft.);
Roads [Record-includes field notes and petitions-with index], vol. 2-3, 1893-1954 (2 volumes);
State Highways, Unnumbered County Roads, City Streets, Public Roads, Private Roads [Case Files-includes specifications and maps], ca.1963-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Vacations [Road], ca.1958-present (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Clatsop County Judge Guy Boyington Building, Records Storage Room:
Index to Roads [indexes Commissioners Journal for road matters], 1878-1890 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Recorded Historical Documents [Bridge Petitions-no. 002.05.01], 1929-1938 (.05 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Recorded Historical Documents [Columbia River Highway Contracts and Specifications], 1914 (.35 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Recorded Historical Documents [includes deeds, road records, tuberculosis hospital applications, and unemployment relief records-no. 002.05.02], ca.1871-ca.1940 (1 cu.ft.);
Oregon State Highway [Department Records-includes contracts and agreements with Clatsop County], 1928-1976 (1.75 cu.ft.);
Road Record [includes survey information and viewers' reports], 1870-1872 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Historical Society, Archives:
Minutes of the Advisory Board to Clatsop County Court at Astoria, Oregon [Road Matters], 1915-1916 (1 volume).

Records at the Clatsop County Web Site:
Clatsop County Roads and Shaded Relief Map, 2014 (Internet);
Transportation System Plan, 2003 (Internet).


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