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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Tillamook County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1854-[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 Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Petitions and Orders [Road-includes vacations], ca.1907-ca.1916 (.60 cu.ft.);
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations and orders], 1926-1952 (2 cu.ft.);
Road Bond Election [Road Bond Petitions to County Court], 1919 (.10 cu.ft.);
Road Petitions [includes vacations], no. 1-569, 1854-1985 (8 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Record Room:
Petitions to County Court [Road Register-includes road vacations-with index], 1925-present (1 volume);
Record of Road Petitions [no. 405-569-with index] vol. 2, 1928-1985 (1 volume);
Register of Road Petitions, no. 1-405, 1854-1928 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes petitions, commissioners' orders, road viewers' reports, survey notes, and drawings], vol. 2-3, 1888-1918 (2 volumes).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations], ca.1910-present (4.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Safe:
Petitions to County Court [includes road vacations-with index], vol. 1, 1926-1931 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes petitions, road viewers' reports, survey notes, and drawings-with index], 1869-1915 (1 volume).

Records at the TLC Bank Building, County Surveyor's Office:
Bridge Index [by name and number], n.d. (1 binder);
Bridges [Case Files], no. 600-771, 1914-present (5 cu.ft.);
Road Index [by name and number], n.d. (1 binder);
Roads [Case Files-includes survey notes, maps, correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and related records], no. 100-555, 1854-present (10 cu.ft.);
Street Names [Street Map Card Index], n.d. (.20 cu.ft.);
Summary of County Road Records [Index and Register-includes survey and establishment information], ca.1868-ca.1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Building, Office:
Bridge Files, no. 101-284, ca.1915-present (20 cu.ft.);
Bridge Numbers [Inspection Records], no. 101-280, ca.1974-ca.2005 (9 binders);
Bridges [Inspection Reports-includes related records], ca.2000-present (7 binders);
Deeds to Till. Co. [Tillamook County Road Deed Index Cards], ca.1900-ca.1979 (.40 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Flat and Rolled Maps and Plans-includes topographic, road, road profile, highway, bridge, subdivision, flood insurance, wastewater facility, etc.], ca.1954-present (ca.1500 maps and drawings);
Public & Private [Non-county Roads-includes complaints, correspondence, etc.], ca.1880-present (ca.20 cu.ft.);
Research [Road Petition Case Files-includes surveyor's field notes, county court orders, etc.], no. 1-180, 1854-ca.1916 (5 cu.ft.);
Road Approach Permits [Case Files-includes applications, permits, maps, site review, correspondence-with index], ca.2007-present (5 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, complaints, vacations, correspondence, etc.], no. 500-997, 1854-present (60 cu.ft.);
[Road Index Maps-includes survey references on assessor's map base-in drawers], ca.1980-present (ca.500 maps);
Road Records [Summary of County Road Records], vol. 6, 1854-1982 (1 volume).

Records at the Tillamook County Public Works Department Grounds, Archives Bay:
Road Approach Permits [Case Files-includes applications, permits, maps, site review, correspondence-with index], ca.1975-ca.2007 (15 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum:
[Miscellaneous Maps and Plans-includes road survey, forest, railroad, bridge, topographic, etc.], ca.1900-present (ca.400 maps).

Records at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Basham Library:
Road Bridge Plans Specs. [Roads in Tillamook County-includes road and bridge survey, engineering, and construction maps; agreements; specifications; correspondence; etc.], ca.1915-ca.1932 (1.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Tillamook County Web Site:
Bridge Inspection Photos, 1942 (Internet);
Public Works Ordinances [County Road Related], n.d.-present (Internet);
Road History [Information-includes bridge inventory and road and bridge photographs], n.d.-present (Internet);
Tillamook County Road Advisory Committee Minutes [searchable], 1998-present (Internet).

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