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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Multnomah County Records Inventory

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1855-[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.

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.).

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