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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1848-[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 Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Advertisements [County Road Construction Notices], 1912-1922 (1 volume);
Bridges [Plans and Specifications], 1908-1912 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Roads Acceptance, Alteration, Establishment, Legalization, Relocation, Vacation [Records], ca.1959-ca.1970 (.75 cu.ft.);
County Roads Misc. Orders, Etc. [includes road orders], ca.1963-1971 (.25 cu.ft.);
[General Highway Map of Josephine County, Oregon], 1954 (1 volume);
[General Highway Map of Josephine County, Oregon-includes orthophoto vicinity maps], 1969 (1 volume);
Index County Roads [includes road establishment and survey references], 1959-1981 (1 volume);
Old Old Records [Miscellaneous Records-includes certificate of tax sale, teacher's report, road supervisor's report, justice court docket sheets, circuit court papers, and various other documents], ca.1859-ca.1913 (1 cu.ft.);
Reports of Road Supervisors, 1906-1911 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road Petitions and Reports, 1874-1915 (1 cu.ft.);
Road Viewers Reports [includes reports and field notes-title varies], vol. 1-3, 1872-1923 (3 volumes);
Roadway of Necessity Petitions, Orders, Etc., 1961-1969 (.05 cu.ft.);
Vacation of Plats, Roads, Etc., ca.1931-1973 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
Road Status Inventory, 1858-2003 (1 binder).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Records Storage Room:
Comm Journal [Commissioners Journal Road Action Register-History of Roads & Bridges-registers volumes 1 to 39], 1864-1976 (5 binders);
Pub/County Rds [Public and County Roads State Highway-Case Files-includes petitions, orders, deed copies, road survey copies, and related documents], ca.1900-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Roads [Case Files-includes petitions, orders, vacations, correspondence, road survey copies, and related records], ca.1878-present (15 cu.ft.);
Roads [Establishment and Survey Record-includes references to petitions, orders, vacations, road surveys, and related documents], ca.1856-ca.1970 (2 binders);
Road Viewers Reports, vol. 1-3, 1872-1928 (3 volumes);
State Hwys [Highway Establishment and Survey Record-includes references to petitions, orders, vacations, road surveys, and related documents], ca.1870-ca.1970 (1 binder).

Records at the Josephine County Public Works Department Engineering Office:
Bridges [Maps and Plans-rolled], ca.1950-ca.1965 (ca.20 maps and drawings);
County Road Maps [includes survey maps], ca.1923-ca.1997 (ca.100 maps);
County Roads [Case Files], ca.1939-present (64 cu.ft.);
Highway [State Maps-includes survey maps-rolled], ca.1918-present (ca.200 maps);
Non-County Roads [Case Files], ca.1960-present (14 cu.ft.);
Road Status Inventory, 1858-2009 (1 binder).

Records at the Josephine County Public Works Department Engineering Office, Library:
History of Roads and Bridges From the Journal of the County Courts [Abstracts], 1856-1938 (2 binders).

Records at the Josephine County Washington Annex Building, Planning Office:
Subdivision and Road Names [Reference Files-includes plat copies], ca.1960-present (5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Library:
Josephine County Records [Road Petitions and Reports], 1848, 1858-1866, 1872, 1879-1890 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Library Building, Attic:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes roads, assay, vicinity, etc.], ca.1900-1970 (ca.150 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Web Site:
LION [Land Information ONline-Geographic Information Systems Mapping Resource-includes information related to aerial photographs, comprehensive plan, zoning, land divisions, tax lots, assessment data, boundaries, roads, topography, and other subjects], n.d.-present (Internet);
Transportation System Plan, ca.2002-present (Internet).

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