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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Gilliam County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1866-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records created before 1885 document the Gilliam County area when it was part of Wasco County. Road petitions and right of way deeds are interspersed in the wooden cabinet holding trifolded records in the courthouse lower vault to the left of the door upon entry.

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Gilliam County Surveyor Survey Index [includes survey index by survey number and township and range as well as road easement survey information], 1907-present (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Road Maps-includes road sections and general highway], ca.1921-ca.1976 (ca.50 maps);
Record of Roads [includes surveys, field notes, road viewers reports, petitions, and related information], vol. A-B, 1876-1902 (2 volumes).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault:
County Roads Inventory [Maps-rolled], 1988 (5 maps);
[Gilliam County Roads from Journal-Wasco County Road Record for Gilliam County Area-includes surveys], 1866-1885 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Road Maps and Plans-includes county wagon road, highway, bridge, market roads], 1907-1960 (ca.100 maps and drawings);
[Road and School District Boundary Atlas-includes land ownership notations], ca.1895 (1 volume);
Road Districts [Boundary Descriptions-with index], 1891 (1 volume);
Road Register and Index to County Road Book, 1925-1927 (1 volume).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Lower Vault, Wooden Trifolded Record Cabinet:
781-799 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1885-ca.1901 (.35 cu.ft.);
800-814 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1894-ca.1901 (.35 cu.ft.);
815-836 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1898-ca.1906 (.35 cu.ft.);
881-900 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1886-ca.1934 (.35 cu.ft.);
901-923 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1888-ca.1910 (.35 cu.ft.);
1372-1397 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1915-ca.1924 (.35 cu.ft.);
1398-1419 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1907-1918 (.35 cu.ft.);
1420-1440 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1908-ca.1912 (.35 cu.ft.);
1441-1455 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1898-ca.1906 (.35 cu.ft.);
1987-2009 [County Road Records-may include petitions, surveys, field notes, road viewer reports, road right of way deeds, and related records-mostly by road number], ca.1896-ca.1905 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Road Department Office:
[Bridge Inspection Records], 1988-present (.15 cu.ft.);
[Road Vacation Records], 1969-1990 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
[Miscellaneous Road Maps-includes highway strip maps], 1925-2004 (ca.30 maps).

Records at the Gilliam County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Gilliam County Transportation System Plan, 2014-present (1 binder).

 

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