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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1873-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

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);
[Filed Survey Plats-includes road surveys], no. 5600-5792, 2008-present (193 plats);
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.);
Plat Book [Road Surveys], vol. 3, no. 121-163, 1896-1902 (1 volume);
[Record of Surveys-includes road surveys-title varies], vol. A-E, 1880-1905 (5 volumes);
Road Record [includes surveys, notes, reports, and petition and vacation information-vol. 1 shows road district boundaries], vol. 1-3, 1908-1973 (3 volumes);
Old Road Index Vans Maps [Road Survey Plats-on heavy paper], ca.1875-ca.1925 (ca.40 plats);
Survey Book A Big Map Book [visually references surveys and road surveys in Record of Survey, vol. A to B], 1880-ca.1895 (1 volume);
Survey Book A Small Map Book [visually references surveys and road surveys in Record of Survey, vol. A], 1880-ca.1890 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Break Room:
[H Maps-Highway Survey Maps-rolled], ca.1914-ca.1987 (ca.206 maps);
[Miscellaneous Highway Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1956-ca.1996 (ca.100 maps);
[Road Survey Field Books], ca.1965-ca.1980 (3 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Old Jail Storage Area:
[Filed County Survey Plats-includes road surveys], n.1-5599, ca.1900-2008 (5599 plats);
[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);
Surveys [Filed-includes road surveys], no. 1-3351, ca.1900-ca.1982 (28 inches of aperture cards); no. L1-L1199, ca.1963-ca.1981 (6 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Roads [Records-Jackets-includes petitions, notices, surveys, and related records], A-L, 1-197, 1875-1886 (4 cu.ft.); no. P1-P308, 1888-1973 (3.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Clerk's Office:
Microfilm Survey Books [includes road surveys], vol. A-E, 1880-1905 (6 inches of aperture cards);
Road Jackets [includes petitions, notices, surveys, and related records], 1908-1917 (2 inches of aperture cards).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Finance and Taxation Department Old Jail Storage Room:
[Road Survey Field Notes], ca.1924-ca.1930 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Columbia Co. Bridge [and Road Proposals, Plans, and Specifications], 1925-1930 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Museum Library:
[Road Survey Field Books], 1916 (1 volume); 1932 (3 volumes).

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