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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Sherman County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1876-[ongoing]

Series documents the development, construction, maintenance, and improvement of county roads and bridges. Records include bonds, general road and highway maps, petitions to have roads constructed or altered, notices, complaints, vacation records, and correspondence. Information includes road numbers and names and descriptions of the activity occurring on the road. Information concerning county roads may be available on the Integrated Road Information System (IRIS) at the county road office. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Absentee Voting Envelopes [actually Miscellaneous Road Survey and Bridge Engineering Maps and Plans-includes market roads-in black metal cabinet-rolled], ca.1912-ca.1935 (ca.100 maps and drawings);
County Court and County Roads [includes county court administrative and road records-title varies], no. 1-299, ca.1921-1970 (4.20 cu.ft.);
County Court Old Miscellaneous [includes road vacation and district information], ca.1917-ca.1919 (.25 cu.ft.);
County Road Index, 2012 (.05 cu.ft.);
Index to Roads [indexes road establishment, viewers, field notes, plats, and related actions in commissioners journals, road books, and other records], 1876-1903 (1 volume);
Market Roads of Sherman County [includes agreements, vacations, and other documents], ca.1925-1936 (.15 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous County Court Matters [Index-to "County Court and County Roads" and "County Court" records], ca.1921-2004 (2 volumes);
Road Book [includes establishment and survey information], vol. A, 1880-1910 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes establishment and survey information], vol. B, 1911-1918 (1 volume);
Roads [Case Files], no. 12-211, 1900-1940 (2 cu.ft.);
Sherman County Road Index, 2012 (1 volume);
Sherman Highway [Records-includes agreements], 1932-1936 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1929-1951 (6 volumes);
Transcript of Journal Roads [transcribed from Wasco County Commissioners' Journal-includes road petition, establishment, and location information], 1876-1889 (1 volume).

Records at the Sherman County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Biggs Road [Vicinity Road Map], 1942 (1 map);
[General Highway Map Sherman County], 1972 (1 map);
Historical Value [Road Records-includes petitions, viewers' reports, etc.], 1893-1935 (.40 cu.ft.);
Map of Market Roads in Sherman County Oregon, 1925 (1 map);
Maps School Dist. & Road Dist. [District-includes other maps], 1926-1933 (ca.15 maps);
Miscellaneous County Court Files [includes road relocation and improvement records], 1962-1971 (1 cu.ft.);
Road Record [includes establishment and survey information], vol. B, 1911-1918 (1 volume);
Sherman County [General Highway Map Sherman County Oregon], 1957 (2 maps);
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1910-1944 (16 volumes).

Records at the Sherman County OSU Extension Service Building, Extension Service Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, zoning, transportation, area, and topographic] ca.1980-ca.1999 (ca.40 maps).

Records at the Sherman County Historical Museum, Exhibit Case:
[Township and Range Land Ownership Plats-includes school and road district boundaries], 1916 (1 volume).

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