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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.

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Archives:
[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, 1934 (1 volume); 1967 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes courthouse, courthouse additions, Douglas County Home, bridges, Umpqua River], ca.1920-ca.1997 (ca.200 maps and drawings);
[Remodeling of West Wing Courthouse-Douglas County], 1996 (1 reel of microfilm);
Roads & Maps [D.C. Planning Com. Maps-Douglas County Planning Commission Umpqua River Maps], 1973 (1 reel of microfilm);
Roads & Maps [Old Maps from Old Box-mostly subdivision plats], ca.1903-1907 (1 reel of microfilm);
Sanborn Maps [Fire Insurance], ca.1888-ca.1930 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Recording Office:
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon, 1967 (1 volume);
Metsker's Maps Property Ownership Atlas, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Elections Office:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes precincts, special districts, cities, etc.], ca.1990-present (ca.40 maps);
[Special District Maps], ca.1966-present (11 binders).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography Room:
[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);
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);
RR R/W [Railroad Right-of-Way Maps], ca.1900, ca.150 maps);
RR R/W [Route Maps-Bureau of Land Management], 1953-1955 (6 volumes);
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.3020 maps);
[Voided Assessment Maps-Old Format], ca.1950-ca.1980 (ca.2500 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Basement Vault:
[Aerial Photographs-with corresponding assessor's maps, 1982-1983 (9 volumes);
[Assessment Maps], ca.1920-ca.1950 (ca.300 maps).

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

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
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);
Gov't Topo Sheets [Government Topographic Maps], 1944-1956 (1 volume);
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);
Misc. Maps [Railroad Right of Way Maps and Station Plans], ca.1918-ca.1952 (ca.35 maps and plans);
NW Pipeline and El Paso Gas Line Plans [Maps and Plans], ca.1963-ca.1990 (ca.75 maps and drawings);
OSHD [Oregon State Highway Department Maps-also includes miscellaneous county and vicinity maps], ca.1966-1980 (ca.100 maps);
Topographic Maps [15 Minute United States Geologic Survey], 1942-1974 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office:
[Assessor's Maps], 1975-1978 (23 volumes);
Current FEMA Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency-with index], 2010 (35 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon, 1967 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Office, Counter Area:
Metsker's Atlas of Douglas County, Oregon, 1967 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Long Range Planning and Mapping Section Office:
[Assessor's Maps], ca.1991-present (33 volumes);
FEMA Mapping [Federal Emergency Management Agency-Flood Insurance], 1978-1999 (ca.75 maps);
Floodplain Aerials [Photographs], 1973-1979 (ca.100 photomaps);
Floodplain [Certification of Elevation Record-includes maps], ca.1976-present (25 binders);
[Miscellaneous Flat Maps, Plans, and Aerial Photographs-includes quadrangle, wetlands, tsunami, forest cover, coastal, highway, etc.], ca.1960-present (ca.250 maps and photographs);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps, Plans, and Aerial Photographs-includes floodplain, wildlife habitat, soil, contour, vicinity, roads, bikeways, etc.], ca.1960-present (ca.200 maps and photographs);
Old Floodplain Mapping, ca,1977-ca.1979 (ca.40 maps);
Quadrangle Maps, 1984-1990 (ca.75 maps);
Roseburg Area Ortho Photos [Aerial-with index], 1979 (ca.100 photomaps).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Land Department Office:
[County Foreclosed Land Maps], vol. A, ca.1965-1966 (1 volume);
[Forest Cover Maps], 1950 (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 (4 volumes);
[United States Geologic Survey Topographic Maps], 1942-1957 (1 volume).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Public Works Engineering Office:
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);
Planning Advisory Areas
[Map-PDF], 1986 (Internet).

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

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