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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1850-[ongoing]

Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

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 Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Vault:
Book of Roads [includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports], vol. 2, 1859-1871 (1 volume);
County Road Record [includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports], vol. 5-10, 1906-1998 (6 volumes);
CR [County Road Survey and Engineering Rolled Maps-with gaps], no. 401-996, ca.1947-ca.1972 (ca.250 maps);
CR [County Road Survey Flat Maps-with gaps], no. 401-989, 6203-8366, ca.1978-ca.1984 (ca.250 maps);
CR [County Road Survey Research and Reference Files], ca.1914-present (24 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Road Survey-MR and CR], ca.1953-ca.1986 (.75 cu.ft.);
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);
[Miscellaneous Road Survey and Engineering Maps-includes Highway 22, 99E, 164, 214, Interstate 5, and various roads and streets], ca.1932-ca.1990 (ca.200 maps);
MR [Market Road Survey and Engineering Rolled Maps], no. 1-98, 1932-ca.1974 (ca.400 maps);
MR [Market Road Survey Flat Maps], no. 1-99, ca.1968-ca.1981 (ca.200 maps);
MR [Market Road Survey Research and Reference Files], ca.1873-present (11 cu.ft.);
Record [Index to Roads], vol. 1, ca.1854-ca.1901 (1 volume);
Record of County Roads [includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports], vol. 3-4, 1871-1906 (2 volumes);
Record of Roads [includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports], vol. 1, 1850-1859 (1 volume);
Road Plats, vol. 1-3, ca.1915-ca.1983 (3 volumes);
[Road Survey and Engineering Fields Books-includes market and county roads], ca.1923-ca.1988 (ca.700 volumes);
Surveys [Filed Plats-includes road surveys and corner restoration information-contains a small number of earlier surveys], no. 2037-37334, 1947-present (ca.35300 plats).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Public Research Area:
Commissioners Court Journal Index [indexes road petitions, vacations, reports, surveys, and related documents], 1850-1984 (1 volume);
County Roads [Register-includes road survey, field notes, and road proceedings information], ca.1869-ca.1961 (1 volume);
Index to Roads [photocopy], ca.1854-1901 (1 volume);
Market Road Info. [Information Register-includes road survey, field notes, and road proceedings information], ca.1867-ca.1974 (1 volume);
Record of Roads [includes survey notes and drawings, road establishment information, and reports-photocopies], vol. 1-3, 1850-1883 (3 volumes);
[Road and Street Rolodex Index Cards], n.d. (.75 cu.ft.);
[Road Index Cards-references road information in county road books, deed books, road proceedings, etc.-includes some map copies-in gray flat file cabinet], ca.1860-present (4 cu.ft);
Road Records [includes survey notes and drawings, road establishment information, and reports], vol. 3, 1871-1883 (1 reel of microfilm); vol. 5-10, 1906-1997 (6 reels of microfilm);
Surveys [Filed-includes road surveys and corner restoration information], no. 2015-34233, 1947-1997 (20 feet of aperture cards).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Second Floor Copy Center Room:
[Road Files-Traffic Control and Engineering Case Files-includes maps, plans, reports, correspondence, commissioners orders and resolutions, and related records], ca.1960-present (80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Map Room:
[Highway Department Maps-includes survey information], ca.1950-present (ca.80 maps).

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