Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Jackson County Records Inventory
Maps, Plans, and Drawings
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 Property Data Online (PDO) 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 318:
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County Oregon, 1932 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume).
Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Basement Records Storage Room 6A:
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);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes city, vicinity, etc.], ca.1937-ca.1994 (ca.100 maps);
Quads [USGS Quadrangle Maps], 1954 (1 volume);
USGS Quadrangle Maps [United States Geological Survey], 1983-1996 (ca.75 maps).
Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Planning Division Office Room 106:
BLM Photomaps [Bureau of Land Management-includes aerial photographs with map overlay], 1971-1972 (1 volume);
FIRM Panels [Flood Insurance Rate Maps-rolled], 1982 (3 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County Oregon, 1970 (1 volume);
Sewer System Maps [Bear Valley Sanitation Authority], 1976 (2 volumes);
Wetland Prints [Maps-rolled], 1992 (3 cu.ft.).
Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Assessor's Office Room 300:
Maps [Tax Lot], ca.1872-ca.1883 (1 volume);
Official Map of the County of Jackson, Oregon [Wall Map], 1910 (1 map);
The County of Jackson [Wall Map], 2013 (1 map).
Records at the Jackson County Courthouse, Assessor's Office
[Assessor's Plat Maps-mylar], n.d. (2313 plats).
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 the Jackson County Roads and Parks Engineering and
[Assessor's Maps-with road engineering notations], n.d.-present (15 volumes);
USGS Maps Old [Topographical], ca.1943-ca.1960 (1 volume).
Records at the Access Contracted Records Storage Facility:
[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);
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-80A.4], 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);
Sanborn Maps [Ashland and Medford Fire Insurance Rate Setting-78A.56], 1927-1952 (2 volumes).
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:
Metsker's Atlas of Jackson County Oregon, 1955 (1 volume); 1970 (1 volume);
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 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);
Official Map of the County of Jackson, Oregon, 1910 (1 map);
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps [includes Butte Falls, Central Point, Jacksonville, and Medford], 1884-1927 (3 reels of microfilm);
Soil Survey of Jackson County Area [Soil Conservation Service-includes maps], 1994 (2 volumes).
Records at the Jackson County Library, Ashland Branch:
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps [includes Ashland], 1884-1928 (1 reel of microfilm).
Records at the Jackson County Web Site:
Assessment Maps Search [includes assessor's maps and subdivision and partition plats] ca.1871-present (Internet);
Jackson County GIS Map Gallery [includes county fact map, environmental boundaries, fire risk, service districts, voter information, city limits, greenway, irrigated soils, contours, public lands, and other topics], ca.1910-present (Internet).
Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).