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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1870-[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 Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
Completed Subdivisions Roads Constructed [includes maps and inspection reports], 1970-present (5.50 cu.ft.);
[General Highway Map Klamath County], 1959 (1 volume);
KIR Easements and Specifications [Klamath Indian Reservation-documents roads], ca.1946-1959 (1 cu.ft.);
Map File of Old Established County Roads [on highway map base], ca.1960 (1 volume);
[Metsker's Atlas of Klamath County Oregon-modified to document road actions-with index], ca.1936 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Road Records [includes petitions and vacations], ca.1914-ca.1973 (2 cu.ft.);
Old Road Records [includes maps, viewers' reports, agreements, correspondence, and related records], ca.1929-ca.1950 (1.20 cu.ft.);
Olive Kinmark [Modified General Highway Maps], ca.1959 (1 volume);
Record County Roads [includes survey information and viewers' reports-with index], 1883-1924 (2 volumes);
[Road Establishment and Map Alphabetical Reference Record], ca.1872-present (5 binders);
Road Maps [with index], vol. 1, 1883-1913 (1 volume);
Road Records [includes orders, resolutions, vacations, maps, petitions, and reports], ca.1920-present (25 cu.ft.);
Street Name Index [alphabetical], n.d. (.50 cu.ft.);
[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).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
[Road Action Index-indexes establishment, vacation, dismissed petition, and related actions], ca.1883-ca.1939 (1 binder).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Room 240:
Bridges [Plans], ca.1944-ca.1994 (ca.50 drawings);
Klamath County [Maps-includes county, road index, precinct], ca.1959-ca.1994 (ca.35 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, 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);
Roads [Case Files-includes petitions, orders, viewers' reports, field notes, maps, contracts, agreements, engineering documents, and related records], ca.1915-ca.1976 (7 cu.ft.);
Road Dist. Maps [District-folded], n.d. (11 maps);
Streets [Case Files-includes road petitions, orders, and resolutions], ca.1955-ca.1975 (2 cu.ft.);
Street Vacations [Road and Subdivision Vacation Records], ca.1916-ca.1996 (4.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room, Side Room:
[Roads Old-Case Files-includes petitions, viewers' reports, field notes, maps, and related records], 1882-1930 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Planning Division Office, Counter Area:
Klamath County Transportation System Plan [Ordinance], 2010 (1 binder).

Records at the Klamath County Web Site:
Codes and Plans [Interchange Area Management Plan], 2012 (Internet);
Codes and Plans [Transportation System Plan], 2010 (Internet);
Codes and Plans [Urban Transportation System Plan], 2012 (Internet).

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