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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1888-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The Survey Access & Retrieval System maintained by the Surveyor's Office includes assessor maps, city street maps, condominium plats, dedicated street maps, land partition plats, railroad right-of-way maps, subdivision plats, survey plats, county road maps, corner survey plats, GLO/BLM plats and notes, and Donation Land Claim notes dating from ca.1853 to the present. 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.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives Storage Room:
Boundaries of Fire Districts [Aerial Photomap], n.d. (1 volume);
[D.C. Planning Com. Maps-Douglas County Planning Commission Umpqua River Maps], 1973 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Douglas County Library Plans], 1993 (2 reels of microfilm);
Justice Building [Plans], 1975-1979 (3 reels of microfilm);
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon, 1967 (1 volume);
[Old Maps from Old Box-mostly subdivision plats], ca.1903-1907 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Remodeling of West Wing Courthouse-Douglas County], 1996 (1 reel of microfilm);
Sanborn Maps [Fire Insurance], ca.1888-ca.1930 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes courthouse, courthouse additions, Douglas County Home, roads districts, bridges, subdivisions, Umpqua River-rolled], ca.1915-ca.1997 (ca.200 maps and drawings).

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);
[Assessment District Boundary Maps-Rolled], ca.1940-present (ca.130 maps);
[Assessment Maps-counter copies], n.d.-present (25 volumes);
Boundaries [Assessment District Boundary Maps], ca.1951-ca.1992 (ca.50 maps);
[District Boundary Maps-fire, water control, etc.], n.d. (15 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon [Modified], 1941-n.d. (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume); 1967 (1 volume);
Roseburg [Assessor's Maps], ca.1953 (1 volume);
Soil Class Maps, ca.1980 (ca.2000 maps); ca.1991-1996 (1 volume);
SWL Co. [Sutherlin Water & Land Company-Assessor's Maps], ca.1910-ca.1920 (2 volumes);
[Voided Assessment Maps-New Format] ca.1980-ca.2003 (ca.3000 maps);
[Voided Assessment Maps-Old Format], ca.1950-ca.1980 (ca.2500 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Records Vault 108:
[Assessment Maps-in wooden drawers], ca.1920-ca.1950 (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Tax Collector's Records Vault 109:
[Timber Lands Bought and Sold-Maps], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Surveyor's Office, Room 105:
7 1/2 USGS Quads [7 1/2 Minute United States Geologic Survey Topographic-with index], 1984-1990 (ca.100 maps);
DFPA [Douglas Fire Protection Agency-Maps], 1983-1991 (ca.10 maps);
Forest Cover Maps, ca.1955 (1 volume);
Large Topog. Prints [Topographic Maps], ca.1973-ca.1974 (ca.75 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon [Modified], 1941-n.d. (1 volume); 1967 (1 volume);
Misc. Maps [Miscellaneous-includes roads, highways, vicinity, quadrangle], ca.1910-ca.1979 (ca.75 maps);
NW Pipeline and El Paso Gas Line Plans [Maps and Plans], ca.1963-ca.1990 (ca.75 maps and drawings);
Old Linen Ownership Maps [includes Oregon & California Railroad Lands, Homesteads, and Donation Land Claims], n.d. (1 volume);
OSHD [Oregon State Highway Department Maps-also includes miscellaneous county and vicinity maps], ca.1966-1980 (ca.100 maps);
[Subdivision Survey Sliding Card File Index-by subdivision name-in green metal cabinet], ca.1912-ca.1995 (4 cu.ft.);
Topographic Maps [15 Minute United States Geologic Survey], 1942-1974 (ca.100 maps);
Topog. Prints [Topographic Maps-with index], 1904-1976 (53 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Counter Area:
[Assessor's Maps], ca.2000-present (33 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon, 1954 (1 volume); 1967 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Floodplain Area:
Official FEMA Floodplain Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 2010 (1 cu.ft.);
Ye Complete Set of the County of Douglas FEMA FIRM Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency-Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 1986 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Tech Area:
Floodway [Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1986 (ca.100 maps);
F.I.R.M. [Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1978 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning and Building Department Storage Room 119:
FEMA Flood Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency-Floodplain], 1978-1999 (1.50 cu.ft.);
FEMA FP Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency-Floodplain], 2010 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Flat and Rolled Maps-includes highway, road, forest, wetlands, coastal, vicinity, comprehensive plan overlay, etc.], ca.1960-present (ca.300 maps);
Quadrangle Maps [United States Geological Survey-Topographic], 1952-1956 (1 volume);
USGS Maps [United States Geological Survey-Topographic-in map drawer], ca.1955-ca.1990 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Land Department Office:
[County Foreclosed Land Maps], vol. A, ca.1965-1966 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon, 1954 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume); [Modified], 1941-1965 (1 volume);
Tax Lands Maps, n.d.-1968 (1 volume);
[Timber Cruise Maps and Descriptions], 1940-1946 (3 volumes);
[United States Geologic Survey Topographic Maps], 1942-1957 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Public Works Engineering Office:
Large Topos [Topographic Maps], n.d. (ca.50 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon, 1932 (1 volume); 1954 (1 volume); 1967 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Web Site:
Address Plat Index [Maps], n.d.-present (Internet);
Assessor's Maps
, n.d.-present (Internet);
District/Boundary Maps (includes city boundary, fire district, park district, road district, school district, sanitary district, water district, and miscellaneous maps], n.d.-present (Internet);
Douglas County Parks Map, n.d.-present (Internet);
Douglas County Recreational Maps, n.d.-present (Internet);
Election Precinct Maps, n.d.-present (Internet);
Planning Advisory Areas
[Map-PDF], 2011 (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (ormap.net).

 

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