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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1856-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Road Viewers Reports [includes reports and field notes], vol. 1-3, 1872-1923 (3 volumes).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Index County Roads [includes road establishment and survey references], 1959-1981 (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
Roads [Survey Index-alphabetical], ca.1909-2008 (1 binder);
Roads [Survey Plats-folded copies-in cabinet], n.d.-present (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Records Storage Room:
[County Surveyor's Book 1 Roads], 1870-1928 (1 volume);
[County Surveyor's Book 2 Roads-also includes other surveys-with index], vol. 2, 1893-1946 (1 volume);
Dedicated Roads [Survey Plats and Related Maps-in green cover], ca.1959-ca.1978 (1 volume);
Deeded Roads [Survey Plats and Related Maps-in green cover], ca.1964-ca.1973 (1 volume);
Highways [Survey Maps-rolled], ca.1923-ca.1982 (ca.150 maps);
History of Roads Worksheets [Survey], ca.1870-ca.1950 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes road survey, highway survey, mining, railroad, subdivision, soils, vicinity, and cemetery-rolled], ca.1909-ca.1973 (ca.150 maps);
Plats [Road Survey and Related Maps], vol. 1, ca.1963-ca.1973 (1 volume);
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);
Roads [Survey Maps-rolled], ca.1909-present (ca.500 maps);
Roads [Survey Plats-in drawer], ca.1909-present (ca.500 plats);
State Hwys [Highway Establishment and Survey Record-includes references to petitions, orders, vacations, road surveys, and related documents], ca.1870-ca.1970 (1 binder);
[Survey Field Books-includes road and mineral survey information], ca.1923-ca.1959 (ca.157 volumes).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Forestry Department Office, Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes roads, county property, mining, Bureau of Land Management, and topographic-rolled], ca.1967-present (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Public Works Department Engineering Office:
County Road Maps [includes survey maps-rolled], ca.1923-ca.1997 (ca.100 maps);
Highway [State Maps-includes survey maps-rolled], ca.1918-present (ca.200 maps);
Record Drawings County Roads [Engineering Plats-includes road survey information-hanging], ca.1920-present (ca.1000 plats);
Record Drawings Local Access Roads [Engineering Plats-includes road survey information], ca.1920-present (ca.300 plats);
[Road Survey and Engineering Field Notes], ca.1950-present (25 cu.ft.).

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