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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).

Records at the Morrow County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Boardman Highway Map], 1991 (1 map);
County Court Resolutions, Orders, Etc. [includes ordinances, petitions, easements, rights-of-way, and deeds], 1981-2005 (5.50 cu.ft.);
[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 General Highway Map [large], 1972 (3 maps);
Morrow County General Highway Map [small], 1956 (1 map);
Morrow County Official County Road 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 Office:
Bridges [Case Files-includes construction, maintenance, and inspection information], ca.1916-present (4 cu.ft.);
Record of Roads [includes road plats, descriptions, and road viewers' reports], 1879-1903 (1 volume);
Road Names [Register], ca.1999 (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 Shipping Container:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes road, road survey, code, forest cover, topographic], ca.1963-ca.1980 (ca.75 maps);
Record of Roads [includes survey and establishment information], 1885-1907 (1 volume);
Road Index Map Morrow County [Wall Maps], 1991 (3 maps);
Road Index, vol. 1, ca.1884-ca.1932 (1 volume);
[Road Survey Alignment Plats-includes petition information by township and range-in hanging cabinet], ca.1885-ca.1950 (12 cu.ft.).

Records at the Morrow County Road Department Yard, Blue Storage Shed:
Bridges [Inspection and Reconstruction Records], ca.1939-1999 (2 cu.ft.);
[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).

Records at the North Morrow County Courthouse Annex, Planning Department Office:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes zoning, road, Portland General Electric Boardman Plant, parks, floodplain, rural address, drainage basins, growth management, speedway, Oregon Department of Transportation, utility districts, fire districts], ca.1956-present (ca.50 maps and plans);
Morrow County Transportation System Plan Update, 2005 (1 binder); 2007 (1 binder);
West Boardman Transportation System Plan Maps, 1997 (8 maps).

Records at the Morrow County Web Site:
Planning Department Documents [includes transportation system plan and related documents], n.d.-present (Internet).

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