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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Coos County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1854-[ongoing]

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 Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
County Road Book [with index], vol. 1, 1926 (1 volume);
[Road Case Files-includes road survey plats and notes, petitions, orders, road viewers reports, and related records], no. 274-363, ca.1893-ca.1903 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Alias Road Case Titles Alphabetical Index, n.d. (1 volume);
County Court Orders Contracts Vacations [Rolodex Index Cards], ca.1906-ca.1983 (.25 cu.ft.);
County Road Right of Ways [Register-with index], n.d. (1 binder);
Index to County Roads [includes road maps and register information about petitions, orders, survey field notes, viewers reports, and related records], no. 661-1067, 1916-1992 (1 volume);
Index to County Roads [indexes petitions, orders, reports, field notes, deeds, and related records], no. 1-660, 1854-1915 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Coos County, Oregon [also documents roads and road districts], 1958-1975 (4 volumes);
[Road Case Files-includes road survey plats and notes, petitions, orders, road viewers reports, and related records], no. 24-273, 1868-1893 (6 cu.ft.);
Road Cases [Files], no. 24-1056, 1868-1979 (20 reels of microfilm);
Road Case Titles Alphabetical Index, n.d. (1 volume);
Road Index File [Rolodex], ca.1854-ca.1994, (.35 cu.ft.);
Road Index [indexes road nos. 831-1058], ca.1930-ca.1980 (1 volume);
Road Index No. B [Right of Way Register], no. 100-221, n.d. (1 binder);
Road Records Research Summary [documents road legal establishment, right-of-way, width, etc.], 1978-1979 (1 volume);
Roadway and Traffic Safety Management Plan [includes maps], 1979 (1 volume);
Vacation of Plats [includes water rights and location records as well as road vacation records], 1892-1935 (.40 cu.ft.);
Vacations [includes roads], 1998-present (1.25 cu.ft.);
Vacations [Register-includes road vacations-with index], 1946-1992 (1 volume).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Clerk's Downstairs Archives:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes county jail, Coos Bay Estuary Management Plan, Coos Bay Estuary shoreline maps, coastal shoreliine inventory, county courthouse remodel, wildlife habitat, school districts, bridges, county buildings, ports, city precincts, roads, service districts, and others], ca.1900-ca.2000 (ca.500 maps and plans);
Misc. Road Matters [includes location, repair, and maintenance], 1926-1932 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road Case Files [includes petitions and related records], ca.1947-ca.1983 (.60 cu.ft.);
Road Cases [Files-includes plats, petitions, orders, bids, notices, contracts, reports, and related records], no. 364-1067, 1904-1992 (6 cu.ft.);
Road Dist. Meetings [District Meeting Records], 1917-1930 (.25 cu.ft.);
Road Specific [Road and Bridge Construction Proposals], 1926-1937 (.50 cu.ft.);
Vacations [includes roads], 1946-1983 (2.75 cu.ft.);
[Vacations-includes roads], 1983-1998 (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
Posted Vacations [Index to Road-cards], n.d. (.10 cu.ft.);
Vacations Not Posted [Index to Road-cards], n.d. (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Coos County Courthouse Annex (Owen Building), Planning Department Office:
County Counsel Vacations [Records-includes roads], no. 425-646, 1983-present (5 cu.ft.);
County Road System [Wall Map], 1979 (1 map).

Records at the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum:
[Coos County Road Advisory Board Record], 1919-1928 (1 volume).

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