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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1929-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Election Precinct Map, n.d. (1 map).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Work Maps], n.d.-present (12 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Polk County [with index], 1942 (1 volume); 1962 (1 volume).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Assessor's Office, Cartography Room:
[Retraced Soils Maps], ca.1991 (ca.750 maps).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, County Clerk's Office, Antique Black Credenza:
Dallas Precinct Map, 2012 (1 map);
Monmouth and Independence Precinct Map, 2012 (1 map);
Polk County Precinct Map, 2012 (1 map);
West Salem Precinct Map, 2012 (1 map).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Assessor/Community Development Office Hallway:
Assessor [Linen Assessor's Maps], ca.1956-ca.1994 (ca.800 maps);
[Flood Insurance Maps-Federal Insurance Administration], 1978 (1 volume);
Floodplain Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1988 (ca.30 maps);
Topo Maps [Topographical], ca.1969-1994 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Assessor/Community Development Office Hallway Closet:
Soils Maps, ca.1991 (2 volumes).

Records at the Polk County Courthouse, Community Development Department Office:
Aerials With Soils [Soil Maps-on aerial photograph base], 1976 (ca.50 photographs);
Assessor's Maps [in brown hanging file cabinet], n.d. (3 cu.ft.);
Flood Insurance Rate Map [Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1988-1995 (.30 cu.ft.); 2006 (.30 cu.ft.);
Willamette River Greenway Maps, 1975-1977 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Willamette River Greenway Orthophoto Maps], 1974 (22 maps).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
Dallas Cemetery [Plat Maps], 1963 (1 volume);
[Metsker's Atlas of Polk County Oregon], 1929 (1 volume); 1962 (1 volume).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Records Storage Room 4:
[Assessor's Maps-bound], n.d. (14 volumes).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Records Storage Room 5:
BPA [Bonneville Power Administration Maps and Drawings-Salem to Monmouth Transmission Lines], ca.1940-1941 (1.50 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes roads, railroads, quarries, parks, fairgrounds, courthouse, and other subjects], ca.1930-ca.1980 (ca.300 maps).

Records at the Polk County Historical Society Museum, Archives:
[Metsker's Atlas of Polk County Oregon], 1942 (1 volume); 1962 (1 volume).

Records at the Polk County Web Site:
Assessor Maps [searchable by township, location, and date], ca.2000-present (Internet);
Polk County Maps [includes cities, community boundaries, flood plains, elevation, fire district, roads, school district, zoning, comprehensive plan, county bridges, and emergency snow routes-PDF], n.d.-present (Internet);
Polk County Web Map [Interactive Maps with Overlays-includes basemap, tax lot, fire district, flood, school district, soils, and zoning information], n.d.-present (Internet);
QuickSearch Property Search & Reporting Tool [Searchable Database-includes assessor maps and assessment reports], n.d.-present (Internet).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

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