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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1852-[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.

The Property Data Online (PDO) application GIS interactive maps include layers based on streets, roads, bicycle routes, bus routes, railroads, and related topics.

Records at the Jackson County Roads and Parks Engineering and Administration Office:
Bridges [Case Files-includes bridge reports], no. 1-813, ca.1937-present (22 cu.ft.);
Bridges [Index Cards], ca.1937-ca.1973 (.20 cu.ft.);
Engineers Records [includes road vacation orders], no. 1-368, ca.1858-present (7 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Road and Bridge Engineering], n.d.-present (3 cu.ft.);
[Individual Road Records-includes orders, resolutions, and petitions related to road establishment and vacation-also includes road survey information and maps], ca.1858-present (39 cu.ft.);
[Road and Bridge Engineering Maps and Plans-in map drawers], n.d.-present (ca.30 cu.ft.);
Road Records [includes road record and commissioners journal entries related to roads], 1856-present (5.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
File "D" Jackson County Bridge Numbers from Bridge Surveys [Survey Field Book Index], ca.1935-ca.1965 (1 binder);
Index to County Road Books [to Road Record vol. 1-3] 1856-1910 (1 volume);
Old Road Records and Commissioners Road Records Index, ca.1853-n.d.(1 binder);
Road Records [includes road establishment and road survey information], vol. 1-4, 1856-1935 (3 reels of microfilm);
Road Status [Road Ownership Atlas], 1994-present (1 volume);
RR [Road Record-includes road establishment and road survey information], 1856-n.d. (14 reels of microfilm);
Vacations [Street Vacations Within Subdivisions Case Files-includes orders and ordinances], ca.1893-present (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A, Vault:
Bridge Field Notes and Books File "D", ca.1935-ca.1965 (1.20 cu.ft.);
Index to Original Road Records [to vol. 1-3], 1856-1910 (1 binder);
Microfilm Index Road Record, ca.1856-n.d. (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).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1-4, 1856-1935 (2 reels of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216, Vault:
County Road Book [Market Roads], vol. 4, 1925-1935 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes petitions, surveys, and reports-with index], vol. 3, 1891-1910 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road and subdivision plats, descriptions, and surveyor and road viewer reports], vol. 2, 1878-1890 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road establishment, road survey, and subdivision information], vol. 1, 1852-1878 (1 volume).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
[Bridge Construction Records-Rogue River and Phoenix Bridges-79A.38, Box 7553], 1946-1951 (.10 cu.ft.);
Index to County Roads, vol. 1, 1906-1947 (1 volume);
[Road and Bridge Survey Maps-Public Works-includes state highway strip maps], ca.1930-ca.1994 (18 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files-includes maps-88A.30, Box 5144], ca.1858-1987 (30 inches of microfilm jackets);
[Road Files-includes creation, vacation and name change actions as well as road survey plats-80A.8, Boxes 1416-1420], 1958-1978 (4.70 cu.ft.);
[Road Petitions-81A.4, 79A.33, Boxes 3235-3239], 1858-1956 (5 cu.ft.);
[Road Vacations-85A.71, 81A.78, 80A.109, Boxes 7423-7424, 7473, 7501], 1978-1983 (2.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Southern Oregon Historical Society, Research Library:
Record of Road Districts [includes petitions, boundaries, and road supervisor information-MS 521], ca.1871-ca.1892 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Library, Medford Branch:
Highway and Street Guide for Jackson County Oregon, 1991 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume); 2000 (1 volume); 2003 (1 volume); 2005 (1 volume).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Road Petitions-also includes road supervisor and surveyor reports], 1856-1911 (1.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264B Jackson County [Road Districts and Boundaries Record], 1856-1857 (2 volumes);
Mss. 1264 Jackson County [Road Petitions and Accounts], 1856-1875, 1889 (.10 cu.ft.).

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