Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Union County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records


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 Joseph Building, County Archives Room #2:
[Road District Boundary Description Book], 1864-1882 (1 volume).

Records at the Joseph Building, Map Room #6 Archives:
Road Deeds, Etc. [Miscellaneous Records], 1915-1980 (.50 cu.ft.);
Road District Record [Boundary Description], vol. 2, ca.1882 (1 volume);
Road Maps [Case Files-includes petitions and related records], no. 1-771, 1865-1958 (21 cu.ft.);
Roads and Misc. [Records-includes road petitions], 1916-1919 (.10 cu.ft.);
State Highway Resolutions [Agreements with Union County], 1946-1961 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Joseph Building, Trial Court Attic Archives Room:
Road Petitions [and Vacations], 1900-1901 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Chaplin Building, Clerk's Resource Room:
Road Maps [Numerical Register-describes road no. 1-771-includes legal descriptions], vol. 1-2, 1865-1951 (2 binders);
Roads [Records-includes reports, petitions, and vacations], ca.1960-ca.1982 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Union County Road Index, Code, and District Maps], ca.1974 (4 maps).

Records at the Chaplin Building, Planning Department Conference/Storage Room:
[City and County Comprehensive Plan Development and Reference Maps-includes flood plain, timber, transportation, cities, parks, roads, etc.], ca.1973-ca.1995 (ca.100 maps and drawings).

Records at the Chaplin Building, Planning Department Office:
Union County Transportation System Plan, 1999 (1 binder).

Records at the Union County Public Works Department Office:
Bridge Plans, 1997-1998 (12 drawings);
Bridges [Case Files-includes construction and maintenance information, permits, correspondence, and reports], ca.1995-present (5 cu.ft.);
Mylar Road Plats [Road Surveys and Field Notes-includes road petition information], ca.1870-ca.1920 (ca.40 maps);
Road Files [Case Files-includes some alphabetical files], no. 1-232, ca.1923-present (13 cu.ft.);
State Maps [Oregon Transportation Map Union County], 1995 (3 maps).

Records at the Union County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
Document Listing [Road and Bridge Documents Index], ca.1912-present (1 binder);
[Road and Bridge Documents-includes road survey plats, field notes, petitions, proposals, contracts, specifications, bridge plans and related records-mostly rolled], ca.1912-present (30 cu.ft.).

Records at the Union County Public Works Department Sign Shop Office:
Bridge Files [Case Files-includes bridge inspection records, load rating scour reports, bridge plans, and related records-arranged by bridge number], ca.1955-present (8 cu.ft.).


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