Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia 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 University of Oregon, Map & Aerial Photography Library Aerial Photograph Collection includes aerial photographs from most Oregon counties.

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Assessor's Office Break Room:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, vicinity, road, railroad, aerial photomap, water system, school district boundaries, timber ownership, and assessor-rolled], ca.1950-present (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Assessor's Old Jail Storage Room 2:
[Aerial Photographs], 1959 (ca.350 photographs); 1962 (ca.150 photographs); 1963 (ca.250 photographs);
Aerials Early 1950s [Aerial Photographs], 1953-1954 (ca.500 photographs).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Old Jail Storage Room:
[Aerial Photographs-with soil classification notations], n.d. (1 volume);
Aerial Photos, 1994 (150 photographs);
Air Photos II, 1963 (ca.50 photographs); 1971 (ca.30 photographs); 1976 (ca.10 photographs); 1979 (ca.100 photographs);
Air Photos III [with index], 1970 (ca.150 photographs);
Flood of 96 Aerials [Photographs], 1996 (20 photographs);
May 86 Air Photo, 1986 (ca.50 photographs);
[Miscellaneous Aerial Photographs-in cardboard dividers], 1963-1994 (ca.150 photographs).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Clerk's Private Office, Side Room:
Columbia [Willamette River Greenway Aerial Photograph Maps], 1974 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Old Jail Storage Area:
[Aerial Photographs-large format], 1974 (ca.100 photographs); 1986 (ca.50 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-large format Mylar], n.d. (ca.50 photographs);
[Miscellaneous Recorded Maps and Survey Plats-includes town, subdivision, and survey plats, district maps, building plans, road plats, aerial photographs, sewer lines, topographical maps, and other related records and subjects-rolled], ca.1937-present (ca.600 maps and drawings).

Records at the Columbia County Web Site:
Columbia County Web Maps [Searchable GIS Database-includes assessor maps, subdivision and partition plats, survey plats, aerial photographs, zoning maps, urban growth boundaries, districts, roads, and related information], n.d.-present (Internet).


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