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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lake County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1875-[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.

Additional road and bridge records are contained in the Commissioners Records (County Commissioners Administrative Journals).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement North Storage Room:
Commissioners Records [County Court Judicial and Administrative Case Files-includes road petitions and reports, county officials reports, insane commitment records, and naturalization declarations of intention, petitions, and certificates], ca.1875-ca.1940 (7.50 cu.ft.);
County Road Right-of-Way Deeds [includes petitions and vacations], ca.1929-ca.1942 (2 cu.ft.);
Road Districts [Record], 1875-1910 (1 volume).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement South Storage Room:
Miscellaneous Papers From Vault [Road Petitions], 1918-1922 (.10 cu.ft.);
Reports of Road Supervisors, 1914 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to County Roads, n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Basement Storage Room:
Lake County Transportation Plan, 1979 (1 volume).

Records at the Lake County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
Lake County Road Maps [Drawer 4-with index], 1919-1991 (28 maps);
Lakeview to Cal. Line Oregon State Highway Maps [Drawer 3-with index], 1928-1970 (11 maps).

Records at the Lake County Road Department Office:
Bridge Files [Case], ca.1996-present (2 cu.ft.);
Road Files [Case-includes some older records], ca.1979-present (2.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lake County Road Department Office Lobby:
BLM & Forest Service Maps [includes transportation plan maps], ca.1958-ca.2003 (ca.30 maps);
Lake County Road Maps, 1974-ca.2004 (ca.50 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes national forest, noxious weeds, Silver Lake, storm sewer, and road network], 1976-1988 (ca.50 maps);
Misc. Maps & Etc. [Miscellaneous Maps-includes highway, road alignment, and buried cable], 1936-2005 (ca.75 maps);
Misc. Surveys & Etc. [Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes county roads, road alignment, bridges, shops], 1955-1992 (ca.30 maps and plans).

Records at the Schminck Memorial Museum:
Lake County Early Records [County Court Judicial and Administrative Case Files-includes road petitions and reports, county officials reports, insane commitment records], ca.1875-ca.1940 (3 cu.ft.);
Lake County Early Records Surname Index [to County Court Judicial and Administrative Case Files-indexes road petitions and reports, county officials reports, insane commitment records], ca.1875-ca.1940 (1 binder).

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