Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wallowa 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.
See the Commissioners Journal (County Commissioners Administrative Journals) for more information about road petitions, vacations, and related actions.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Court Road Vacation Petition [the Old Cow Trail], 1915 (.10 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Actions on County Roads in Commissioner's Journals/Minutes-serves as reverse chronological abstract], 1887-2014 (1 binder);
County Roads Wallowa County, 1954 (1 map);
[In the Matter of the Joseph to Imnaha Secondary Highway-Records-includes agreements, reports, resolutions, and related records], 1931-1934 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Oregon Department of Transportation County Road Inventory-Wallowa County], 1989 (1 binder of computer printouts);
Record [Road Journal-includes petitions and surveys], vol. A, 1873-1887 (1 volume);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions, surveys, field notes, vacations, resolutions, orders, and reports], ca.1877-present (7 cu.ft.);
Road Index [includes abstract information about petitions, orders, viewers' reports, and other records in road case files], no. 1-4620, ca. 1887-ca.1910 (2 binders);
Road Index [indexes volumes A and B of Road Record], ca.1887-ca.1918 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes survey field notes, reports, and related information-with index], vol. B, 1904-1918 (1 volume);
Roads by Name [Case Files-includes orders, resolutions, vacations, and petitions], ca.1908-ca.1969 (1 cu.ft.);
Roads TPS-Rang [Road Case Files by Township and Range-includes petitions, surveys, vacations, reports, and related records], ca.1900-ca.1930 (1 cu.ft.);
Special Road Districts [Records-includes notices, contracts, resolutions, petitions, and related records], ca.1926-ca.1941 (.35 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Wallowa County Roads [Wall Map], n.d. (1 map).
Records at the Wallowa County Web Site:
Transportation System Plan [Wallowa County-PDF], 1997 (Internet).