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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1865-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
CC Fair [Columbia County Fairgrounds Building Plans], 1925 (ca.10 drawings);
[City of Vernonia Map], 1960 (1 map);
Clatskanie Area Map, 1966 (2 maps);
Col. Hy. [Columbia River Highway Map], 1941 (1 map);
Columbia City, St. Helens and Vicinity [Map], n.d. (1 map);
Columbia County Courthouse Study [includes site plan], 1966 (1 map);
[Columbia County Road Index Map-includes vicinity information], 1978 (1 map);
[Districts Map], 1958 (1 map);
Extra Large City of Rainier [Map], 1952 (1 map);
Extra Large St. Helens [Map], 1950 (1 map);
Fairgrounds [Plans], 1925 (ca.10 drawings);
Jail and Courthouse Construction [Plans and Specifications], ca.1925-ca.1939 (2 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Trifolded Documents-includes deeds, mortgages, maps, plans, homestead papers, brand records, liens, etc.], ca.1888-ca.1905 (2 cu.ft.);
[Plan of St. Helens-Map], 1865 (1 map);
Precinct Maps [Election], ca.1970-ca.1988 (.30 cu.ft.);
[Proposed Columbia River People's Utility District-Map], 1940 (1 map);
Section Maps Scappoose Area, n.d. (ca.30 maps);
St. Helens City Map [Modified], n.d. (1 map).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Museum Library:
Fire Insurance Map [Sanborn-St. Helens], ca.1921-ca.1940 (5 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Columbia County Oregon, 1928 (1 volume); 1942 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office:
Columbia County Survey Index [indexes county surveys, road surveys, subdivision and partition plats, boundary line maps, highway maps, and miscellaneous maps], ca.1873-present (1 binder);
Flood Plain Maps [Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1988 (.75 cu.ft.);
Highway Road Map and Railroad Map Index [to rolled maps in surveyor's break room], ca.1914-present (1 binder);
Index to Maps Roll and Flat File [Miscellaneous Maps and Survey Plats Card Index], ca.1900-present (.15 cu.ft.);
Index [to Survey, Road Survey, Miscellaneous Maps, and Field Books], ca.1873-ca.1998 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Maps Index Alphabetical [Card Index-to Miscellaneous Recorded Maps and Survey Plats], ca.1900-present (.15 cu.ft.);
Quad Maps [United States Geological Survey-Quadrangle], 1953-1988 (ca.100 maps);
Quarry Maps, 1904-1940 (20 maps).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Break Room:
[R Maps-Railroad Survey Maps-rolled], ca.1914-ca.1920 (ca.32 maps).

CRecords at the olumbia County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Old Jail Storage Area:
[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 Courthouse Annex, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (12 volumes).

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);
[Superseded Assessor's Maps-very worn], n.d. (13 volumes).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Assessor's Old Jail Storage Room:
Soil [Classification Maps], ca.1966-ca.2000 (14 volumes).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
[Columbia County Map-St. Helens and Columbia County Organization of Government], n.d. (1 map);
[Columbia County, Oregon-Map], 1966 (1 map);
Columbia [Willamette River Greenway Aerial Photograph Maps], 1974 (11 maps).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Office:
[Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1988 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Land Development Services Old Jail Storage Room:
FEMA Maps Federal Emergency Management Agency [Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1988 (3 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, vicinity, water systems, soil classification, flood plain, solid waste, census], ca.1970-present (ca.100 maps);
Stream Classification Maps, 1979-1985 (ca.20 maps);
USGS Maps [United States Geological Survey-Topographic], 1953-1985 (ca.20 maps);
Wetland Maps [National Wetland Inventory], 1979-1997 (ca.75 maps).

Records at the Columbia County Web Site:
Elections Department City Precinct Maps [includes Clatskanie, Columbia City, Saint Helens, Prescott, Rainier, Scappoose, and Vernonia-TIFF format], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

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