Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Grant County Records Inventory
Road and Bridge Records
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 at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Grant Co. Roads [County Road Action Register-references deeds and commissioners journals], ca.1872-2000 (1 volume);
Grant County Court Minutes, Resolutions, Orders, Leases, Deeds, Contracts, Agreements [includes 1997 land development code, planning commission decisions and orders, and records related to subdivisions, partitions, zoning, and road vacations], 1988-present (15 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Road Matters [includes petitions, vacations, and related records], ca.1936-2011 (2.25 cu.ft.).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Side Room:
Deeds County Roads [Card Register-references road right of way deeds and related actions in the deed record], 1894-1981 (.10 cu.ft.);
Grant County Roads [Card Register-references notices, viewers reports, surveyors reports, petitions, orders, and related actions in the commissioners journals-2 boxes], 1864-1981 (.40 cu.ft.).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Break Room:
Deeds State Highways [Deed Reference Index Cards-by township and range], ca.1920-ca.1981 (.15 cu.ft.).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Cooperative Agreements Roads, 1922-1928 (.20 cu.ft.);
Ditches and Bridges [includes construction, maintenance, and inspection records], 1920-1922 (.20 cu.ft.);
Grant County ROW [Road Right of Way Files], ca.1989-ca.1992 (.90 cu.ft.);
Historical Road Research Data [includes road information in the road inventory database from the commissioners journals-with index], 1864-1991 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Petitions For and Against Roads, 1892-1915 (.65 cu.ft.);
Planning Department Transportation Plan Development Records, ca.1978-ca.1995 (1 cu.ft.);
Plans and Specifications [includes county courthouse and bridges], 1882-1887 (.20 cu.ft.);
Record of Road Dist. Boundaries [District], vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Record of Road Poll Tax Receipts [with index], 1900-1910 (1 volume);
Register of Road Supervisors, vol. 1, 1895-1911 (1 volume);
Road Agreements, 1922-1927 (.15 cu.ft.);
Road-Deeds [Right of Way], 1920-1946 (.40 cu.ft.);
Road Petitions, 1868-1874 (.15 cu.ft.);
Road Report, 1943-1944 (.20 cu.ft.);
Roads [and Bridges Records], 1868-1932 (2.20 cu.ft.);
Roads Journal, 1912-1913 (1 volume);
Roads Rejected, 1882-1905 (.20 cu.ft.);
Road Supervisors Reports, 1896-1907 (1 cu.ft.);
Supervisors Reports [Road], 1885-1888 (.40 cu.ft.).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Road Index Map Grant County [Wall], 1975 (1 map).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Planning Department Director's Office:
General Highway Map Grant County Oregon [Wall Map], 1975 (1 map);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes zoning, highway, fish and game, soils, wetlands, forestry, flood zone, airport, subdivision, and partition], ca.1975-present (ca.100 maps).
Records at the Grant County Road Department Office:
Bridges [Case Files-includes ratings, plans, correspondence, and related records], ca.1924-present (5 cu.ft.);
[County Road History Records-includes maps, right of way records, deed and commissioners journal copies, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and related documents-in black file cabinet], ca.1864-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
County Roads [Case Files-includes right of way deeds, maps, permits, inspection records, and correspondence], no. CR1-CR88, ca.1862-present (10 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Grant County Oregon [includes road-related notations], 1935 (1 volume);
[Road Project and Right of Way Maps-includes miscellaneous reference maps and some bridge plans-in map cabinets], no. CR1-CR88, ca.1924-present (ca.400 maps and plans).
Records at the Grant County Road Department Office, Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes county roads, state highways, and topographic], ca.1884-present (ca.100 maps).