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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1858-[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 are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908. The Hood River County WebMap GIS online mapping application on the Hood River County Web site includes layers with road and street information.

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
Bridge [Case Files-includes load ratings, scour reports, plans, photographs, and related records], ca.1951-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Bridge Misc. [Miscellaneous Records-includes inspection and maintenance reports, specifications, and related records], ca.1960-ca.2012 (4 cu.ft.);
[County Road Case Files-includes road petitions, easements, correspondence, field notes and plats], ca.1903-present (15 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Maps, Plans, and Drawings-includes parks, buildings, roads, bridges, quarries, special districts, quadrangle, vicinity, railroad, Bonneville Power Administration, utilities and others], ca.1925-present (ca.750 maps, plans, and drawings);
[Road and Bridge Construction Photograph Albums-red covers], ca.1964-ca.1977 (2 volumes);
Road Record [Hood River County area of Wasco County-includes petitions, surveyor's notes and reports, and road viewer's reports-with index], vol. 1, 1858-1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Safe:
Road Map of Hood River County, 1913 (1 map).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
[Rd. Vacations-Road Records], 1951-2005 (.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Side Office:
Hood River County Road Map [Wall Map], 2003 (1 map).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Planning Division Office, Reception Area:
Hood River County Street Atlas [Metsker's], 1931 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Adjudication Survey Highway R/Ws Power Line R/Ws [Rights-of-Way-includes maps], vol. 6, 1908-1942 (1 volume);
Administration Roads [Case Files-includes petitions, orders, correspondence, reports, and maps], 1958-1995 (1 cu.ft.);
Letters Jan. 1929-Jan. 1930 [includes road map drawings], 1925 (3 drawings);
Letters County File Continued 1925 [includes road map drawings], 1925 (4 drawings);
Letters Loop Road Rights of Way [Mt. Hood], 1921-1924 (.20 cu.ft.);
Letters Mt. Hood Loop Highway Closed Cases [Right-of-Way], 1921-1924 (.20 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Dept. [Proposal for Constructing a Portion of the Columbia River Highway in Hood River County Oregon], 1914 (.20 cu.ft.);
Misc. [Road Vacation Case Files-Lenz Road], 1946-1947 (.05 cu.ft.);
Road & Bridge Files [includes correspondence, contracts, maps, agreements, and petitions], ca.1951-2000 (1.30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Hood River County Web Site:
Transportation System Plan [includes bike plan], 2010-2011 (Internet).

 

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