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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Douglas County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1853-[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 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 Storage Room:
Old Road Records [includes maps, survey notes, petitions, viewers' reports], 1858-1891 (4 cu.ft.);
Road Dockets [includes maps, reports, vacations, agreements, resolutions, orders], no. 1-1110, ca.1890-1980 (20 cu.ft.);
Road Plat Book [with index], vol. 1-2, 1916-1950 (2 volumes);
Road Records [Market Roads], 1922-1943 (2 reels of microfilm);
Road Records [Records of Douglas County Road Surveys-with index], 1864-1975 (17 reels of microfilm);
Road Records [Records of Umpqua County Road Surveys], 1860-1863 (1 reel of microfilm);
Road Records [Road Plat], vol. 1-2, 1916-1950 (4 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Clerk's Records Vault 115:
Records of Road Surveys Umpqua County, ca.1851-ca.1860 (1 volume);
Records of Road Surveys, vol. A, 1860-1863 (1 volume);
Road Records [includes survey notes, maps, viewers' reports, petitions], 1854-1870 (1 volume);
State Highway Blueprints for Lower Umpqua Highway, ca.1927-ca.1932 (ca.25 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Surveyor's Office, Room 105:
County Road Index 1950 to Present [visually indexes survey maps], 1950-present (1 binder);
County Roads Index Prior to 1950 [visually indexes survey maps], ca.1912-ca.1949 (1 binder);
[County Road Surveys 1950-Present-Maps], ca.1950-present (ca.2000 maps);
County Road Surveys Prior to 1950 [Maps], ca.1912-ca.1949 (ca.600 maps);
Old OSHD Hardcopies [Oregon State Highway Department-includes road survey maps], ca.1936-ca.1966 (ca.80 maps);
State Hwys. [Highway Survey Maps], ca.1920-present (ca.190 maps);
TR [Survey Index Cards-includes entries for filed surveys, corner surveys, subdivisions, partitions, and road surveys-by township and range], ca.1860-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Public Works Engineering Office:
Roads [Case Files-includes survey copies, resolutions, orders, correspondence, and related records], 1960-present (18 cu.ft.);
Roads Prior to 1960 [Case Files-includes survey copies, resolutions, orders, correspondence, and related records], ca.1925-1959 (13 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Public Works Engineering Office, Back Room:
[County Road Plat Books], ca.1855-ca.1921 (2 volumes);
Plat Index County Roads, ca.1853-ca.1925 (1 volume);
[Road and Bridge Survey Notes-includes older records], 1975-present (15 cu.ft.);
[Road and Bridge Survey Notes-in trifolded record drawers], ca.1920-1974 (22 cu.ft.).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Cartography Room:
Co.Rd. [County Road Survey Maps], ca.1900-ca.1978 (ca.500 maps);
County Roads [Survey Maps], ca.1968-ca.1985 (ca.75 maps);
Road Deeded to Public [Survey Maps], ca.1961-ca.1975 (ca.75 maps);
State Hwys. [Highway Maps-rolled-in map drawer], ca.1922-ca.1978 (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning and Building Department Storage Room 119:
State Highway Profiles [Survey Roll Maps], ca.1955-ca.1968 (10 maps).

 

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