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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Morrow County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1867-[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 Commissioner Journal contains information on road petitions, vacations, rights-of-way, etc. for the period prior to 1980 (County Commissioners Administrative Journals). Most of the records located in the clerk's vault are available as digital images in a searchable database at the clerk's office.

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
General Highway Map [Morrow County], 1956 (1 map); 1972 (3 maps);
General Highway Series [Road Map-includes Heppner, Irrigon, Lexington, Boardman, and Ione], 1991 (5 maps);
[Miscellaneous Reports-includes clerk, sheriff, treasurer, road supervisor, agriculture agent, fair board, and fruit inspector], ca.1886-ca.1934 (ca.1 cu.ft.);
Morrow County Official County Road Map, 1917 (1 map); 1920 (1 map);
[Plans and Specifications-steel bridge at Cecil], 1909 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files], no. 2-395, 1885-1924 (3.35 cu.ft.);
[Road Deeds Etc.], 1886-1928 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Road Petitions, Resolutions, Supervisor's Reports, and Vacations], 1867-1954 (1.15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Personnel Office:
John Day Wagon Road Journal, 1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Public Works Department Office:
Bridges [Case Files-includes construction, maintenance, and inspection information], ca.1916-present (4 cu.ft.);
Bridges [Inspection and Reconstruction Records-not located in 2014 inventory], ca.1939-1999 (2 cu.ft.);
Record of Roads [includes road plats, descriptions, and road viewers' reports], 1879-1903 (1 volume);
Road Index, vol. 1, ca.1884-ca.1932 (1 volume);
Road Names [Register], ca.2005 (1 binder);
Road Petition Index [indexes petitions in metal boxes in courthouse clerk's vault], ca. 1885-n.d. (2 binders);
Roads [County Roads Case Files], ca.1885-present (16 cu.ft.);
Roads Petitions Relating Journal Entries & Papers [Register-indexes road records in metal boxes in courthouse clerk's vault], ca.1885-present (3 binders).

Records at the Morrow County Road Department Yard, Public Works Department Shipping Container:
[Miscellaneous Flat File Maps and Plans-includes county, public works, facilities, cities, road contracts, etc.], ca.1902-present (ca.200 maps and plans);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes road, road survey, vicinity, airport, utilities, parks, facilities, bridges, rock pits], ca.1902-present (ca.200 maps and plans);
Morrow Co. Bridge [Inventory and Inspection Plans and Technical Information-includes photographs], 1941 (1 volume);
Record of Roads [includes survey and establishment information], 1885-1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Morrow County Road Department Yard, Surveyor's Shipping Container:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes road, road survey, code, forest cover, topographic], ca.1963-ca.1980 (ca.75 maps);
Road Index Map Morrow County [Wall Maps], 1991 (3 maps);
[Road Survey Alignment Plats-includes petition information by township and range-in hanging cabinet], ca.1885-ca.1950 (12 cu.ft.).

Records at the North Morrow County Courthouse Annex, Planning Department Office:
[Miscellaneous Flat File Maps-includes city zoning, transportation, water, topographic, wetlands, floodplain, comprehensive plan, and zoning], ], ca.1961-present (ca.200 maps);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes drainage, parks, floodplain, comprehensive plan, zoning, rural address, roads, heritage trail, Army depot, urban growth management], 1956-present (ca.100 maps);
Morrow County Transportation System Plan Update, 2005 (1 binder); 2007 (1 binder); 2011 (1 binder); 2012 (1 binder).

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