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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Polk County Records Inventory

Road Maps and Survey Notes

1852-[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 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 (113 volumes);
Old Road Record [includes survey, establishment, and road viewer report information-no. 172, 203-314], vol. 1-2, 1852-1931 (2 volumes);
[Road Survey Strip Maps-State and County-hanging maps cut for scanning], no. CS16000-16313, ca.1925-ca.1990 (ca.5 cu.ft.).

Records at the Polk County Public Works Department Building, Surveyor's Records Storage Room 4:
[Road Engineering Field Books], ca.1943-ca.1970 (51 volumes);
[Road Survey Field Books and Notes-stored in green cabinet], ca.1930-ca.2001 (2 cu.ft.).

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-ca.1980 (ca.300 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).

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