Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Harney 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.

For additional information about Harney County roads see the Commissioner's Journals and the County Court Minutes (County Commissioners Administrative Journals). Maps listed in the GIS program office are available for purchase.

Records at the Harney County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Records Room:
County Deeds [includes road right of way deeds], ca.1923-ca.1952 (.15 cu.ft.);
Highways [Road Records-trifolded], ca.1921-1932 (.25 cu.ft.);
Roads and Highways [includes county and state road relocations, vacations, and exchanges], 1894-1895, 1941-1951 (.50 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:
Agreement Frenchglen Highway [includes survey information], 1970 (.05 cu.ft.);
Bridge Numbers and Road Distances in Harney County [Record], ca.1929 (1 volume);
[County Court Road Case Files-Miscellaneous-includes petitions, reports, vacations, survey drawings, legal descriptions, and related records], ca.1884-ca.1941 (1 cu.ft.);
Index to Road Record [indexes survey notes, survey drawings, legal descriptions and surveyor and road viewer reports], vol. 1, 1880-1917 (1 volume);
In the Matter of the Change in the Canyon City and Camp Harney Road [includes road petition and survey], 1892 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Trifolded Records-includes road orders and resolutions], ca.1924-ca.1927 (.05 cu.ft.);
Resolution on Highway Matters, 1936, 1959 (.05 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);
Roads also State Highway [Agreement Records], 1927-1966 (.15 cu.ft.).

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 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);
Roads [Legal Records-includes right of way, petition, and related records as well as copies of early Grant County records], ca.1883-ca.1938 (.80 cu.ft.).

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).

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