Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Aerial Photographs


Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

The Douglas County Geographic Information System includes a variety of GIS-based mapping information related to land corner restoration, contours, soils, parcels, townships, Donation Land Claims, Homesteads, mining claims, roads, highways, reservoirs, and other features as well as assessor map and aerial photograph information. The University of Oregon, Map & Aerial Photography Library Aerial Photograph Collection includes aerial photographs from most Oregon counties.

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Surveyor's Office, Room 105:
1949 Aerial [Photograph-Roseburg], 1949 (1 photograph);
Aerial Photo Index, 1972-1991 (1 binder);
Aerials [Photographs-title varies], 1976-1979 (ca.1500 photographs); 1982-1983 (ca.1500 photographs); 1990-1991 (2351 photographs);
Aerials [Photographs-with flight-line index], 1972 (128 photographs); 1978-1979 (90 photographs);
OSHD I-5 Aerial Photos [Oregon State Highway Division Interstate 5-Strip Photographs], 1962 (15 photographs).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography Room:
[Aerial Photographs-Farm Lands-with notations and corresponding assessor maps], ca.1949 (49 binders);
[Aerial Photographs-in hanging files], 1990-1991 (24 hanging volumes);
[Aerial Photographs-in pink binders], 1978 (53 binders);
[Aerial Photographs-with soil class notations], 1967 (3 volumes);
Aerial Photos, 1978-1979 (ca.4000 photographs);
High Altitude Aerials [Photographs], 1939 (ca.40 photographs); ca.1977 (1 binder); 1982-1983 (ca.300 photographs); 1990 (ca.50 photographs); [Undated Photographs] (ca.100 photographs).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Public Works Engineering Office:
Large Aerial Photos, 1977 (ca.70 photographs).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
Boundaries of Fire Districts [Aerial Photomap], n.d. (1 volume);
[General Highway Map of Douglas County-Atlas-includes aerial photomaps], 1967 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning and Building Department Storage Room 119:
Air Photos [Aerial Photographs-large format in map drawer], 1960 (ca.50 photographs);
Floodplain [Roseburg Area Aerial Ortho Photos-with index], 1979 (ca.50 photomaps).

Records at the Douglas County Web Site:
Aerial Photographs [Color-Surveyor's Office], 1999-2000, 2004 (Internet);
Douglas County Street Directory [Street and Road Maps and Aerial Photographs-searchable], n.d.-present (Internet).


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