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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1872-[ongoing]

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.

The Front Counter application GIS interactive maps include layers based on air quality, city limits, railroads, fire districts, legislative districts, transit district, school districts, voter precincts, city hall, fire stations, hospitals, law enforcement, libraries, medical services, schools, flood plains, rivers, lakes, streams, soils, contours, relief, vernal pools, structures, wetlands, zip codes and other subjects.

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
Jackson County Contours [Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map);
Jackson County Oregon Public Lands [Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map);
Jackson County Oregon [Relief Wall Map], ca.2005 (1 map);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County Oregon, 1970 (1 volume);
Official Map of Jackson County Oregon [Wall Map], ca.1910 (1 map);
P&E Right of Way Sheets Medford to Butte Falls [Maps], 1904-1912 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
Camp White [Metsker's Atlas-shows proposed boundaries of Camp White-copy], 1932-ca.1942 (1 volume);
File X Railroad [Southern Pacific Railroad Maps], ca.1883-ca.1960 (ca.40 maps);
Index Road Maps [indexes rolled road maps and railroad maps in vault], ca.1907-present (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes road survey, highway, county, dam, airport, railroad, city, Camp White, Britt Gardens, and other topics], ca.1907-present (ca.750 maps);
[Township Plat Book-includes donation land claim and road survey information], n.d. (1 volume);
USGS Quadrangle Maps [United States Geological Survey], 1983-1996 (ca.75 maps).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning and Development Department Basement Vault:
BLM Photomaps [Bureau of Land Management-includes aerial photographs with map overlay], 1971-1972 (1 volume);
FIRMs [Flood Insurance Rate Map-Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1982 (1.75 cu.ft.);
Flood Insurance Rate Map [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1982 (.60 cu.ft.);
Sewer System Maps [Bear Valley Sanitation Authority], 1976 (2 volumes);
Topographical Maps, no. 3628-4146, ca.1969 (1 volume);
Updated FIRMs [Flood Insurance Rate Map-Federal Emergency Management Agency-title varies], 1991 (4 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Room 300:
[Assessor Plat Maps-Reference Copies], n.d.-present (23 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County, Oregon, n.d. (1 volume).

Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Assessor's Drafting Office Room 307A:
Assessor's Maps, 1872-1883 (1 volume);
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (2226 plats).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Fourth Floor Assessor's Map Room:
[Assessor's Plat Maps-Mylar], n.d. (ca.2000 plats);
Contour Maps, ca.1970 (ca.500 maps).

Records at the Jackson County Clerk's Elections Division Office, Storage Room:
Old Precinct Map Books [Election], ca.1974-1992 (1.20 cu.ft.);
[Precinct Boundaries-Maps], 1956-n.d. (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Clerk's Elections Division Office, Lobby:
Official Map of the County of Jackson, Oregon [Wall Map], 1910 (1 map).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Assessors Field Books-includes maps and land ownership information-78A.20], ca.1910-ca.1955 (306 volumes);
[Assessor's Plats-maintained in large green cabinet-78A-35], drawers 1-40, ca.1953 (1 volume);
[Forest Cover Maps-79A.113], 1955 (2 cu.ft.);
Herd Law Map [80A.4], 1932 (1 map);
Index Book for County Cloth Map Files [indexes assessor's plats in large green cabinet-78A.35], ca.1953 (1 volume);
[Jackson County Public Facilities Maps-80A.23], ca.1967 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County, Oregon [92A.13], n.d. (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County, Oregon [includes notations about district boundaries], 1932 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Planning Department Cartographic Records-in wooden cabinets and alpha cabinets A to J-includes maps related to the comprehensive plan, zoning, and general land use topics-00A.46], ca.1968-ca.1992 (ca.20 cu.ft.);
Precinct Atlas [Election-with index-80A.4], ca.1942 (3 volumes);
Reclassification Maps [Appraisal-78A.58], 1940 (1 volume);
Sanborn Maps [Ashland and Medford Fire Insurance Rate Setting-78A.56], 1927-1952 (2 volumes);
[Surveyor's Miscellaneous Maps-includes courthouse, fairgrounds, Applegate mines, and Blue Ledge mine-90A.9], 1916-1975 (6 cu.ft.).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon, Media Room:
Jackson County Map-Wall Map-79A.70], 1910 (1 map);
[Map of Medford-includes land ownership-79A.145], 1968 (1 map);
[Medford Map-includes land ownership-79A.144], 1938 (1 map).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Crater Classification Intensive [Crater National Forest Land Classification Plat Book-MS 940], 1912-1919 (2 volumes).

Records at the Jackson County Genealogy Library Building, Library:
Official Maps of Jackson County Oregon [photocopy], 1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
[Flood Insurance Rate Map-Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1979-1982 (.60 cu.ft.);
General Soil Map Jackson County, Oregon, 1974 (1 volume);
Jackson County Bicycle Map, 2001 (1 map);
Jackson County City Limits and Urban Growth Boundary Map, 1999 (1 map);
Jackson County Fire Districts Map, 2000 (1 map);
Jackson County Floodplain Map, 1999 (1 map);
Jackson County Oregon School Districts Map, 2000 (1 map);
Jackson County Topographical Maps [United States Geological Survey], 1970-1997 (54 maps);
Medford 549C Schools Attendance Area Boundary Map, 2004 (1 map);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County, Oregon, 1932 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume); 1970 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

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