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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Linn County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1854-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, sketches or copies of 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 Oregon State Archives:
[Bridge Building Documents-includes bridge petitions and contracts], 1900-1934 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Quartzville Road Petition for Resurvey], 1935 (.05 cu.ft.);
Register of Road Supervisors, 1891-1907 (1 volume);
Road Estimates and Petitions, 1931-1933 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Precinct and Road District Record [Boundary-with index], vol. 2, 1922-1974 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Moveable Shelving Room:
Road Files [Case-includes petitions, orders, resolutions, reports, road survey maps, and related records], no. 869-989, 1986-present (1.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Clerk's South Basement Records Storage Room:
Record [Road Establishment and Vacation Register], ca.1920-1982 (1 volume);
Road File [List-documents legal actions related to roads], 1920-1983 (1 volume);
Road Files [Case-includes petitions, orders, resolutions, reports, road survey maps, and related records], no. 1-896, ca.1920-1988 (20 cu.ft.);
[Road Petition and Vacation Register], 1970-1977 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
County Road Index [includes county road numbers and road file numbers-alphabetical], n.d. (1 binder);
CR [County Road Survey Case Files-includes maps, notes, petitions, orders, memoranda, and related records], no. 1-938, 1854-present (30 cu.ft.);
Road Index [indexes vacations and other actions-on township and range base with notations], n.d. (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road petition, survey, order, and road viewing report information-includes some copies of originals in copy room], vol. 1-12, 1854-2009 (12 volumes).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office, Copy Room:
General Highway Map of Linn County, 1954-1967 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes district, vicinity, township, airport, industrial sites, highways, survey, etc.], ca.1920-present (ca.100 maps);
Record CR [County Road-includes surveys, field notes, descriptions, and related information], no. 1-48, 1899-1904 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road petition, survey, order, and road viewing report information], vol. 1, 1854-1859 (1 volume); vol. 1858-1861 (1 volume); vol. 4, 1870-1877 (1 volume); vol. 7, 1910-1918 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Courthouse, Planning and Building Department Office, Map Cabinet:
[Linn County Map Book-includes roads], 2006 (1 volume).

Records at the Linn County Road Department Administrative Building, Second Floor Engineering Office, Map Cabinet:
Bridge Prints [County Bridge Drawings-includes drawings produced by the Oregon State Highway Department and includes covered bridge drawings], ca.1920-present (ca.150 plans).

 

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