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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1877-[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.

The fee-based subscriber version of the Local Area Virtual Atlas (LAVA) includes GIS map layers documenting traffic light, milepost, bridge, road tax district, and other road-related information. The Legacy Roads application includes historical names, right-of-way widths, establishment dates, visual representations, and related records about Deschutes County roads. Road survey field book and road survey map information are indexed on a searchable computer database available in the Deschutes County Road Department, Engineering Office.

Records at the Deschutes County Road Department Building, Engineering Vault:
County Market Roads [Maps-title varies], ca.1919-ca.1979 (ca.650 maps);
[Crook County Road Jackets-Case Files-includes road surveys, petitions, reports, notices, orders, and related records], 1892-1916 (2 cu.ft.);
Dalles California Highway Deschutes County Survey Notes, 1919 (1 volume);
Field Book Index By Alphabetical [Road Survey], n.d. (1 binder);
Field Books From City of Bend [Cross Section and Road Construction Field Books], ca.1950-ca.1959 (1 cu.ft.);
Index of Field Books [Road Survey], ca.1977-present (1 binder);
Index R.B. Gould [Land and Road Survey Field Books and Surveyor's Road Record Index], 1910-1939 (1 volume);
Index to Field Books [Road Survey], ca.1878-ca.1941 (1 binder);
Index to Old Field Books [Road Surveys], 1900-1976 (1 volume);
Kingfile 1 [Engineering Plans-includes road, water, sewer, and site plans], ca.1986-present (ca.500 maps and drawings);
Kingfile 2 [Road Survey Maps-includes related records], ca.1920-present (ca.500 maps and drawings);
[Miscellaneous Road Survey Field Books-includes some bridge information], ca.1950-ca.1977 (22 volumes);
[Road Card Index-indexes road field books, road record, and road maps], ca.1877-ca.1995 (.30 cu.ft.);
[Road Survey Field Books], 1917-present (200 volumes);
[Road Survey Overlay Mylars-on U.S. Geological Survey quadrangle map base-large white pressboard cover], ca.1962-n.d. (1 volume);
[Subdivision Plans-Road Engineering Plans Within Subdivisions], ca.1974-present (ca.500 drawings);
[Survey Calculation Books-to road and land surveys], ca.1910-ca.1939 (11 volumes);
Surveyor's Road Record [Maps and Notes-with index], vol. 1, 1877-1916 (1 volume).

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