Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River County Records Inventory

Road Maps and Survey Notes


Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Records are included from Wasco County documenting the governance of the Hood River County area prior to the creation of the county in 1908.

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Storage Vault:
[County Road Case Files-includes road petitions, easements, correspondence, field notes and plats], ca.1903-present (15 cu.ft.);
Field Books [Road Survey and Engineering-includes parks-in gray card file cabinet], ca.1965-ca.1980 (.75 cu.ft.);
Index Roads [to Survey Field Books], vol. 1-2, ca.1967-ca.1987 (2 volumes);
JLH, CS, ARC, PMM, Hobson [Survey Field Books-includes road surveys-photocopies], ca.1900-ca.1924 (20 binders);
[JLH Field Notes-includes some road survey information], ca.1900-ca.1922 (85 volumes);
JLH, MK, Hurlburt, Etc Index to Surveys & Field Notes [includes indexes of road surveys], ca.1900-ca.1924 (1 volume);
Map File Index [Road Survey], ca.1914-ca.1982 (.10 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 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);
[State Highway Department Rolled Strip Maps], ca.1940-ca.1967 (ca.40 maps).

Records at the Hood River County Public Works Building, Survey/Engineering Shared Office Area:
Black Books [Surveyor's Field Notes-includes some road survey information], 1957-ca.1999 (ca.215 volumes);
J.L. Henderson Notes [Field-includes some road survey information-photocopies], ca.1900-ca.1922 (3 cu.ft.).

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);
Letters Jan. 1929-Jan. 1930 [includes road map drawings], 1925 (3 drawings);
Letters County File 1925 [includes road map drawings], 1925 (4 drawings);
Road & Bridge Files [includes correspondence, contracts, maps, agreements, and petitions], ca.1951-2000 (1.30 cu.ft.);
[Road Survey Field Note Books-includes Lost Lake Road], ca.1929 (3 volumes).


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