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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Lane County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1852-[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.

The "Surveyor's Images & Documents Online" searchable database includes images of plats and notes related to government corners, county road maps, donation land claims, master road files, reestablishment records, road naming files, subdivisions, and vertical control dating from circa 1851 to the present. The Zone and Plan Map Viewer includes comprehensive plan and zoning maps as well as GIS information about roads, political boundaries, tax lots, wetlands, and other subjects. The LaneCountyMaps GIS-based information system related to roads, streets, tax lots, political boundaries, soils, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and other subjects.

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Alpha Road Index [refers to viewers reports, ordinances, plats, and field notes], ca.1854-ca.1980 (2 cu.ft.);
Atlas [Lane County Road Maintenance Atlas], 2005 (1 volume); 2011 (1 volume);
Atlas of Lane County [includes road information], 1990 (1 volume);
Bridge Inspection & Load Rating [Record], 1996 (1 volume);
County Road Index Book [Visual Index], n.d. (1 volume);
County Road Index [photocopy], ca.1910 (1 binder);
County Roads by Index Number [Maps], n.d. (1 volume);
Lane County Bridge Map, 1989 (1 volume);
Lane County Legal Road Numbers [Road Number Legal Number List], ca.1983-ca.1986 (2 binders);
Lane County Road Index, n.d. (1 binder of computer printouts);
Lane County Roads by Legal No. and Maint. No. [Maintenance Number], n.d. (1 binder);
Legal Road Numbers [List], 1990 (1 volume);
Maintenance Road Book [Road Summaries], 2002 (1 volume);
Maintenance Road Numbers [List], 1990 (1 volume);
Master Road Files [includes surveys, petitions, and easements], ca.1852-ca.2000 (18 inches of microfiche);
Road Books, vol. A, 1-9, 1854-1970 (13 reels of microfilm);
Road Index by Numbers [photocopy], n.d. (1 binder);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (1 volume);
Visual Index of Road Dedications, n.d. (6 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Archive Room 72:
Bridge Plans, ca.1920-n.d. (ca.400 drawings);
Master Road File [includes surveys, petitions, and easements], ca.1852-ca.2000 (30 inches of jackets);
[Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings-includes roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-present (ca.2700 maps and drawings);
Road Book, vol. 10-11, 1970-2003 (ca.1200 maps);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, road survey field notes, viewers reports, resolutions, orders, vacations, and related records-with index], ca.1860-ca.1972 (2 cu.ft.);
Road District Bdys. [Boundary Description Record], 1915-1927 (1 binder);
[Road District Boundary Description Record], 1915-1927 (1 binder);
Road Record, vol. 2-9, 1861-1970 (8 volumes);
[Road Vacation Records-trifolded-in cabinet], ca.1865-ca.1962 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Roll File Index [indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (1 binder);
Roll File Index [Rolodex-indexes most Miscellaneous Maps and Drawings, which include roads, road surveys, highways, bridges, railroad right-of-way, reservoirs, school districts, parks, national forests, subdivisions, flood hazards, cities, vicinities, topographic, etc.], ca.1860-n.d. (.25 cu.ft.);
Vacations [Road-trifolded], ca.1929-ca.1983 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Office:
Deed [Master Road Deed Files], ca.1929-ca.1989 (2.75 cu.ft.);
MRF [Master Road File-documents road establishment, survey, vacation, and related actions], no. 1-2270, ca.1852-present (30 cu.ft.);
Road Index by Names, n.d. (1 volume);
Road Index by Numbers, n.d. (1 volume);
Road Record, vol. A, 1, 1854-1861 (2 volumes);
R/W Acquisitions [Road Right-of-Way], ca.1914-present (2.50 cu.ft.);
Subdivision Vacations [Surveyor's Case Files-includes road vacations], ca.1856-present (10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Assessment and Taxation Department, Cartography Office:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes state highways, road survey and engineering, county roads, vicinities, cities, reservoirs, national forests, railroads, canals, etc.], ca.1919-ca.2006 (ca.1500 maps);
Road Maps [Lane County Public Works], ca.1995-ca.2002 (ca.500 maps).

Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
County Clerk Records [Miscellaneous Road and Bridge Records-includes interfiled petitions, reports, and rights-of-way-location: c5.s64], ca.1863-ca.1928 (.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. #17 Bridge Contracts [and Specifications-location: c6.s68], 1922-1930 (.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. #18 Bridge Record [includes drawings and photographs-with index-location: c8.s91], ca.1903-ca.1938 (1 volume);
Poll and Road Taxes [Record-District 47-location: c5.s62], 1896 (1 volume);
Road Book and Poll Tax [Record-District 27-location: c5.s62], 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Road Book [and Poll Tax Record-location: c5.s62], 1895-1896 (1 volume);
Supervisors Reports [Road and Bridge Supervisors-title varies-location: c4.s53-55], vol. 1-3, 1905-1917 (3 volumes).

Records at the Lane County Web Site:
Historic Covered Bridges of Lane County [includes maps and photographs], n.d. (Internet);
Lane County Transportation System Plan [includes maps], 2004 (Internet).

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