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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jefferson County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1878-[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 at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
[Jefferson County Maps of Roads Atlas-includes road surveys, descriptions, petitions, viewers' reports, and vacations], vol. 2, ca.1878-ca.1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Office:
Rd. Vacations [Road Records-includes road vacations], ca.1924-ca.1994 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Basement Archives:
A.S. Ramsey Judge Jefferson County Bridge Log [includes construction type, condition, remarks, and related information], 1967 (1 binder);
Jefferson County Maps of Roads with Proceedings [Atlas-includes road surveys, descriptions, petitions, viewers' reports, and vacations-copy], vol. 2, ca.1878-ca.1925 (1 volume).

Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
Bridge Files [Case Files-includes inventory and inspection reports], ca.1963-present (5 cu.ft.);
Jefferson County Maps of Roads with Proceedings [includes road survey information], vol. 1-2, 1878-1924 (2 volumes);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes town, vicinity, road, road survey, national forest, national grassland], ca.1948-ca.1983 (ca.50 maps);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Survey Reference Maps and Plans-includes city, vicinity, road, bridge, road survey, subdivision, flood plain, school district], ca.1929-present (ca.175 maps and drawings);
Misc. From Road Files [Annual Road Reports], 1962-1971 (.30 cu.ft.);
Misc. From Road Files [Road Inventory Reports], 1962-1981 (.50 cu.ft.);
Road Action [Jackets-includes road petition, vacation, and survey information], ca.1884-ca.1949 (3.50 cu.ft.);
Road District Plats [Boundary], n.d. (1 volume);
Road Files [Case Files-includes maps, project documentation, correspondence, orders, petitions, and related records-boxed], ca.1965-ca.1996 (3 cu.ft.);
Road Register [with index], vol. 1, 1915-1981 (1 volume);
Roads [Alphabetical Case Files-includes survey maps, project documentation, correspondence, resolutions, financial documents, petitions, photographs, and related records], ca.1964-present (12 cu.ft.);
Surveyors Notes [Field Plat Book-shows land ownership and school and road district boundaries], vol. 1-6, n.d. (6 volumes).

Records at the Jefferson County Web Site:
JeffCo Mapper [Jefferson County Interactive Maps-includes various layer options such as assessor maps, zoning, districts, roads, flood zone, soils, air photos, natural features, urban growth boundaries, and other topics], n.d.-present (Internet).

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