Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Polk 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 Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Office:
[Land and Road Survey Field Books-includes corner survey information-includes some timber company books], ca.1908-present (110 volumes);
Old Road Record [includes survey, establishment, and road viewer report information-no. 172, 203-314], vol. 1-2, 1852-1931 (2 volumes);
Road Records [includes survey, establishment, and road viewer information], no. 1-203, 1852-1890 (1 volume);
[Road Survey Strip Maps-State and County-hanging maps cut for scanning], ca.1925-ca.1970 (ca.5 cu.ft.).
Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Records Storage Room 4:
[Road Survey Field Books and Notes-stored in green cabinet], ca.1930-ca.2001 (2 cu.ft.);
[Road Survey Field Books], ca.1943-ca.1970 (51 volumes).
Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Records Storage Room 5:
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps and Plans-includes roads, railroads, quarries, parks, fairgrounds, courthouse, and other subjects], ca.1930-present (ca.300 maps);
[State Highway Survey Rolled Survey Maps], ca.1925-ca.1982 (ca.50 maps).
Records at the Polk County Web Site:
Survey Search [Survey Plats-searchable by number, type, township, and date-includes corner restorations, subdivisions, partitions, survey notes, road strip maps, and related records], 1858-present (Internet).