Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Harney County Records Inventory
Maps, Plans, and Drawings
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.
Maps listed in the GIS program office are available for purchase.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Assessor's Plats, ca.1890-1896 (1 volume).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
[County Courthouse ADA Barrier Reduction Plans-Americans with Disabilities Act], 1994 (10 drawings);
[County Courthouse Plans], 1941 (5 drawings);
[County Courthouse Remodeling Plans], 1961 (11 drawings);
[Mental Health Building Plans], 1976 (20 drawings);
[Sheriff's Facilities Remodeling and Additions-Plans], 1996 (31 drawings).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Harney County Flood Maps and Information [Insurance Rate Map], 1984 (2 cu.ft.);
Plat #1 [Assessor's Plat Maps-modified], 1959 (1 volume);
Plat #2 [Assessor's Plat Maps-modified], 1959 (1 volume).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Surveyor's Storeroom:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes road, road survey, land survey, various Harney County buildings, mines, water projects, county courthouse, quarry site, city and vicinity, flood hazard-rolled], ca.1911-ca.1994 (ca.500 maps and drawings).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Maps-by M.A. Palmer-with color highlights], ca.1955 (3 cu.ft.);
Assessor's Maps, n.d.-present (9 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Harney County Oregon, 1935 (1 volume);
[Official Map of Burns Oregon-in pressboard binder], 1964 (1 volume);
[Topographic Maps], n.d. (2 volumes).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Tax Collector's Office:
Map of Harney County, 1908 (1 map).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
[National Wetlands Inventory Maps-United States Department of Interior-includes some orthophoto maps-in flat file cabinet], ca.1985 (ca.200 maps).
Records at the Harney County Courthouse, GIS Program Office:
Comprehensive Plan Maps [includes sub-basins, flood hazard, ownership, lakes, wildlife habitat, roads, biomass resources, geothermal resources, desert trails, Paiute Indian lands, and Burns/Hines urban growth boundaries], n.d.-present (11 maps);
County Specialty Maps [includes bridges, byways, tour routes, hunt units, Burns/Hines flood zone, landfills, Paiute Indian Reservation, potential dairy locations, county roads, Burns/Hines streets, Crane streets, tax districts, Harney/Malheur Lakes watershed, and Burns/Hines zoning], n.d.-present (13 maps);
Other Maps [includes streets, roads, zoning, land use, hunt units, addresses, school district, tax district, flood zone, water, and sewer], n.d.-present (22 maps).
Records at the Harney County Historical Museum:
Assessors Plats, vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Map of Malheur Lake, 1931 (1 map);
Metsker's Atlas of Harney County Oregon, 1935 (1 volume).
Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).