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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:
Lower Umpqua Roads [includes road and bridge plans and specifications and road improvement district records], 1925-1931 (1 cu.ft.);
Old Road Records [includes maps, survey notes, petitions, viewers' reports], 1858-1891 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Records of Road Surveys, vol. A, 1860-1863 (1 volume);
Road Dockets [includes maps, reports, vacations, agreements, resolutions, orders], no. 500-1106, 1923-1980 (15 cu.ft.);
Road Plat Book [with index], vol. 1-2, 1916-1950 (2 volumes);
Roads & Maps [Market Roads], 1922-1943 (2 reels of microfilm);
Roads & Maps [Road Plat], vol. 1-2, 1916-1950 (4 reels of microfilm);
Roads & Maps [Road Record-Records of Douglas County Road Surveys-with index], 1864-1975 (17 reels of microfilm);
Roads & Maps [Road Record-Records of Umpqua County Road Surveys], 1860-1863 (1 reel of microfilm);
[RR1-Road Record-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 Courthouse, Clerk's Recording Office:
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).

Records at the Douglas County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
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:
[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], 1975-present (15 cu.ft.);
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 Basement Storage Room:
[Road and Bridge Survey Notes], 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], ca.1922-ca.1978 (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Douglas County Justice Building, Planning Department Long Range Planning and Mapping Section Office:
State Highway Profiles [Survey Roll Maps], ca.1955-ca.1968 (10 maps).

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