Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Deschutes County Records Inventory

Road Maps and Survey Notes


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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