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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1841-[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.

The searchable computer GIS database Survey Graphic Index available in the surveyor's office public research area and by paid subscription includes digital images of survey plats, road survey plats, subdivision and partition plats, aerial photographs, assessor's maps, as well as corner monumentation and other information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Maps and Drawings [includes vicinity, precinct, and courthouse], 1910-1939 (24 maps).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Recording Office Vault:
Blueprints, etc. [includes drawings and specifications of second and third courthouses, county shops, and other county buildings], ca.1947-ca.1989 (7.50 cu.ft.);
Construction Files [Bonneville Power Administration Electrical Transmission Lines Drawings], ca.1939 (.25 cu.ft.);
[County Courthouse Blueprints], 1951-1952 (1 volume);
Juvenile Court Center [Plans], 1962 (20 drawings);
[Marion County Corrections Facility Plans], 1986-1987 (70 drawings);
[Minto-Brown Island Park Development Study-includes maps], 1973 (1 volume);
Miscellaneous Files [Flood Insurance Rate Map-Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1987 (.30 cu.ft.);
Old Courthouse Plans, 1951 (ca.50 drawings);
Plans for Remodeling the Courthouse, 1934 (ca.30 drawings);
Willamette River Greenway [Records-includes maps and aerial photographs], 1974 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Planning Division Office, Room 2150:
Flood Insurance Rate Map [Federal Emergency Management Agency], vol. 1-4, 2000 (4 volumes);
Flood Plain and Insurance Maps-map drawers 5 and 6], ca.1968-ca.2003 (2 cu.ft.);
[Rural Zone Map Atlas-includes address maps], 2005-present (1 volume);
[Storm Drainage Map and Index East Salem Service District-map drawer 3], 2003 (27 maps);
[Urban Zone Map Atlas-includes address maps], 2005-present (1 volume);
[Willamette River Greenway Maps and Aerial Photographs-map drawer 7], ca.1973-ca.1976 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Planning Division Conference Room, Room 2150:
[Floodplain/Greenway Records-includes Corps of Engineers maps and Willamette River Greenway maps-mostly bound], ca.1968-ca.2002 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Map Room, Room 2233:
[Assessor's Maps-Current-in wood cabinet], n.d.-present (ca.2000 maps);
[Assessor's Maps-Historical], 1981-1999 (ca.3000 maps);
County Roads & Recreation Areas [Maps], 1932 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Marion County Oregon, 1941 (1 volume); 1992 (1 volume).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Map Room Counter, Room 2233:
[Assessors Maps], n.d.-present (ca.2000 maps).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Vault:
Bonneville Power Line [Maps], ca.1939-ca.1962 (ca.200 maps);
Cities [Maps], ca.1912-ca.1967 (ca.50 maps);
Illustrated Historical Atlas Map Marion and Linn Counties, 1978 (1 volume);
Marion County Maps [Miscellaneous-includes courthouse and other building plans, contour, road, bridge, and other maps], ca.1873-ca.1990 (ca.50 maps and drawings);
Marion County Quadrangles [United States Geological Survey Maps], 1954-1986 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Marion County Oregon, 1929 (1 volume); 1941 (1 volume); 1971 (1 volume); ca.1979 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Flat Maps-includes parks, dikes, floods, drainage, historical, and other subjects], ca.1841-ca.1988 (ca.400 maps);
Oregon Electric Railway Company [Maps], 1913 (1 volume);
SPRR [Southern Pacific Railroad Valuation Maps-also includes Burlington Northern, Corvallis & Eastern, and other railroads], ca.1911-ca.1970 (54 maps).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Public Research Area:
Metsker's Atlas of Marion County Oregon, 1989 (1 volume); 1992 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
[Assessor Maps], ca.1915-ca.1985 (3 cu.ft.);
Cabinet No. 4 Quarter Section & Subdivision Plats [includes land ownership information], ca.1941-ca.1958 (ca.200 plats);
[Floodplain/Greenway Files-includes maps], 1979-1986 (2 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Assessor's Maps-includes soil classification, forest cover, and vicinity-rolled], ca.1913-ca.1955 (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Marion County Web Site:
[Geologic Maps-includes sensitive groundwater, excessive slope, and landslide susceptibility], 2000 (Internet);
Marion County Elections City Map Book, 2006 (Internet);
Marion County Operations Maps [shows roads, streets, tax lots, water features, etc.], 2007 (Internet);
Marion County Parks Map Book, 2006 (Internet);
Marion County Precinct Map Book, 2005 (Internet).

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

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