Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Multnomah County Records Inventory
Road Maps and Survey Notes
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.
Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Main Transportation Engineering Office Area:
[Road Engineering Drawings], ca.1900-ca.1997 (ca.750 drawings).
Records at the John B. Yeon Annex Building, Suite 123, Surveyor's Office:
County Roads [Maps and Plans], ca.1866-n.d. (12 feet of aperture cards);
Multnomah County Road Index [indexes maps and field books-numerical by road number], ca.1855-ca.1990 (1 binder);
Notes Road # 1 to 1035 [Field Notes-with index], 1855-1929 (1 volume);
Record of Roads [includes surveyor and road viewers' reports, survey notes, orders, petitions, and related documents], no. 344-1899, vol. 2-5, 1883-1952 (4 volumes);
Road Journal [includes establishment field notes], vol. 6-8, 1951-1966 (3 volumes);
Road Record [includes surveyor and road viewers' reports, survey notes, orders, petitions, and related documents], vol. 1, 1855-1883 (1 volume).
Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Room B4:
[Road Construction Specifications and Contracts], 1914-1929 (3 cu.ft.).
Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Room B12:
County Road Maps & Misc. [Miscellaneous-rolled], ca.1930-ca.1991 (ca.150 maps);
State Highway Maps [Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1925-ca.1950 (ca.200 maps).
Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Area Near Room B14:
Kardex [Road Index-indexes road maps, field books, petitions, projects, and related information], ca.1866-ca.1995 (12 cu.ft.);
Legal County Roads [Card Index-indexes maps and field notes], ca.1866-ca.1972 (.50 cu.ft.);
Road Field Book Index, ca.1889-ca.1972 (.50 cu.ft.).
Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Microfilm Cabinet Near Room B15:
[Surveyor's Journals-Roads], vol. 1-6, 1855-ca.1955 (2 reels of microfilm).
Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Map Cabinet Near Room B15:
Road No. [Road Maps], ca.1884-ca.1940 (ca.400 maps).
Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Vault Room B16:
A1L1 [Road Survey Field Books-A and L Series-Alignment and Level], vol. A1-A17, L1-L15.2, 1949-1953 (38 volumes);
[Alphabetical Road Construction Field Books], ca.1958-ca.1996 (ca.2000 volumes);
[County Road Maps-rolled], ca.1866-ca.1980 (ca.2000 maps);
Field Book Contents [indexes P Books-Preliminary Road and Bridge Construction Field Books], ca.1919-ca.1987 (2 binders);
Map File Index Book [indexes county road maps in vault room], ca.1866-ca.1980 (1 binder);
[Miscellaneous Flat File Road Related Maps and Plans-F Series-includes road, bridge, sewer, and railroad information], ca.1939-ca.1985 (ca.600 maps and drawings);
Misc. [Miscellaneous Road and Bridge Field Books-includes field notes, bridge inspection notes, indexes, and logs], ca.1904-ca.1958 (51 volumes);
P Book Index [to Preliminary Road and Bridge Construction Field Books], ca.1919-ca.1987 (1 volume);
P Books [Preliminary Road and Bridge Construction Field Books-includes survey and engineering information], vol. 1-1237, ca.1919-ca.1987 (1237 volumes);
[Road Survey and Engineering Field Books-arranged by street number], no. 8-262, ca.1956-ca.1990 (9 cu.ft.);
[Road Survey and Engineering Field Books-arranged numerically], no. 1-1205, ca.1904-ca.1982 (1205 volumes).
Records at the John B. Yeon Building, Multnomah County Archives:
County Clerk's Recorded Docs. [Documents-includes miscellaneous road and bridge records such as petitions, applications, easements, deeds, agreements, and survey notes], 1863-1960 (5.30 cu.ft.);
[County Road Construction Maps and Plans-includes bridge plans], ca.1915-ca.1970 (ca.400 maps and plans).
Records at the City of Portland Archives & Records Center:
Former County Road Files [includes road deeds, plans, specifications, reports, and contracts], 1900-2002 (77 cu.ft.).