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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wallowa County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1873-[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.

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:
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.);
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);
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:
Road Map of Wallowa County, n.d. (1 map);
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.).

Records at the Wallowa County Courthouse, Planning Department Office Vault:
[Oregon Department of Transportation County Road Inventory-Wallowa County], 1989 (1 binder of computer printouts);
Wallowa County Market Road System, 1925 (5 maps).

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