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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1880-[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.

For additional information about Harney County roads see the Commissioner's Journals and the County Court Minutes (County Commissioners Administrative Journals). The Harney County Online Tax Lot Map GIS system includes GIS layers showing roads and streets.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
Highways [Road Records-trifolded], ca.1921-1932 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Road Contract Records-trifolded], 1920-1927 (.25 cu.ft.);
Roads [Records-includes petitions, surveys, relocations, bids, viewers reports, and bonds-trifolded], 1889-ca.1935 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Bridge Numbers and Road Distances in Harney County [Record], ca.1929 (1 volume);
Harney County Roads and Rural Addressing [Atlas], 2010 (1 volume);
Index to Road Record [indexes survey notes, survey drawings, legal descriptions and surveyor and road viewer reports], vol. 1, 1880-1917 (1 volume);
Original Road Files [includes petitions, viewer's reports, vacations, survey drawings, legal descriptions, and related records], box 101-107, ca.1884-ca.1925 (2.35 cu.ft.);
Right of Way Agreements [includes roads], 1958-1968 (.05 cu.ft.);
Right of Way Deeds, 1957-1968 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road Record [includes some road and subdivision survey information], vol. 2, ca.1949-1968 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes survey notes, survey drawings, legal descriptions and surveyor and road viewer reports], vol. 1, 1880-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Tax Collector's Office:
Harney County Roads [Map], 1954 (1 map).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Surveyor's Basement Storeroom:
[Meadowland Ranches Road Map], 1963-1964 (1 volume);
[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-cataloged on Planning Department computer-rolled], ca.1911-present (ca.500 maps and drawings).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
County Deeds [includes road right of way, tax, and warranty deeds-trifolded],ca.1923-ca.1954 (.15 cu.ft.);
Road Record, n.d. (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Planning Department Office:
Harney County TSP [Transportation System Plan], 2001 (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes roads, land use, zoning, taxing districts, census, and other topics-in tube case], ca.2002-present (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Harney County Web Site:
Harney County Transportation System Plan [PDF-160 pages], 2001 (Internet).

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