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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1858-[ongoing]

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.

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
County Buildings [Plans and Drawings-includes museum, health department, veterans memorial, juvenile home, and courthouse buildings], ca.1926-present (ca.200 drawings);
[Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon], 1936 (1 volume);
OCE [Oregon & California Eastern Railroad Maps-in green box], n.d. (ca.15 maps);
Railroad R/W Maps in Klamath County [Right of Way-rolled], ca.1912-ca.1941 (ca.25 maps);
[Surveyor's Master Index-includes references to road record, road establishment, vacation, plat vacation, ordinance, dismissed road petition, and miscellaneous file-in stand], ca.1870-ca.1987 (1 volume);
[Topographic Maps-hanging], ca.1957-ca.1988 (ca.75 maps);
U.S.G.S. Quad Maps [United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Topographic Maps-unbound], 1955-1960 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
Oregon Water Corp. Distribution Maps, n.d. (ca.75 maps);
[Topographic Maps Klamath Falls Urban Area], ca.1961 (ca.150 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Room 240:
Flood Insurance Rate Map, 1984 (.50 cu.ft.);
Klamath County [Maps-includes county, road index, precinct], ca.1959-ca.1994 (ca.35 maps);
Klamath Falls [Urban Area Maps], 1970-1993 (ca.20 maps);
[Map and Plat Index-includes references to road survey information-black book], 1858-ca.1972 (1 volume);
[Map and Plat Rolodex Index-includes references to road survey information], 1858-ca.1972 (.25 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous [Maps-includes general, district, topographical, and way of necessity], ca.1904-ca.1987 (ca.75 maps);
Other Cities and Towns [City Maps], ca.1948-present (ca.30 maps);
Storm Drainage [Maps], ca.1976-present (ca.100 maps);
[Topographic Maps-hanging], ca.1963-ca.1988 (ca.250 maps);
Tube File [Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes road surveys, streets, bridges, quarries, vicinities, highways, market roads, canals, utilities, subdivisions, Running Y Resort, and other subjects], no. I-XI, ca.1913-present (ca.1200 maps and drawings).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Map Area:
Flood Hazard Maps [Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1984 (ca.100 maps);
Flood Insurance Maps [Rate], 1984 (1 cu.ft.);
Geological Survey [Topographic Maps], ca.1957-ca.1988 (ca.100 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes big game habitat, enterprise zone, and destination resort zone-hanging], ca.1999-present (ca.50 maps);
National Wetlands Inventory [Maps-hanging], 1989-1995 (ca.200 maps);
Site Specific Soil Maps, 1953-1974 (ca.100 maps);
Soil Survey [Maps-with index], 1992 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office Storage Room:
[Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Maps-includes general reference maps-rolled], ca.1957-present (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes cities, service districts, election precincts, roads, and urban growth boundary], ca. 1980-present (ca.150 maps);
Property Appraisals [Insurance Valuation Reports-includes appraisal maps and some building photographs], 1949, 1958, 1961, 1967, 1970, 1974, 1976-1977 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Klamath County Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2012 (1 map);
Klamath Falls Area Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2012 (1 map).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Assessor's Office Counter:
[Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (25 volumes).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Maps-record copy], n.d.-present (ca.2100 maps);
Old Maps [Assessor's], n.d. (ca.1000 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Museum:
Fire Insurance Map [Klamath Falls-Sanborn], 1911-1916 (1 volume); 1921-1930 (1 volume);
Klamath Falls Oregon [Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps], 1931-1957 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon, 1961 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Flat Maps-includes Klamath County and cities], ca.1879-ca.1960 (ca.75 maps);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes county, Indian reservation, quadrangle, forest, vicinity, etc.], ca.1889-ca.1976 (ca.75 maps).

Records at the Klamath County Library:
[Klamath County Flood Insurance Rate Maps-bottom drawer], 1983 (.25 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon, 1961 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Area Maps [Klamath County-various areas such as Keno, North County, etc.], ca.2001-present (Internet);
Klamath County Online Maps [GIS-based-includes zoning, tax lot, service district, voter precincts, cities, communities, urban growth boundary, school districts, and other map layers], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (www.ormap.net).

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