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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1881-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Courthouse and Jail Specifications [includes plans], 1881-1884 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Courthouse Plans Originals [rolled], ca.1914 (.60 cu.ft.);
Courthouse [Records-includes plans, specifications, resolutions, bids, and related records], 1914, ca.1958-1962 (.35 cu.ft.);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes vicinity, city, partition, district, comprehensive plan, zoning, and highway-rolled], ca.1931-ca.1995 (ca.40 maps).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
School & Road District Plats, n.d. (1 volume);
Wasco County Library School District Plats, ca.1938 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Assessment and Tax Department Office:
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (13 volumes);
Metsker's Map of Wasco County Oregon, n.d. (1 map);
Old Maps [Superseded Assessor's Plats], ca.1961-ca.1993 (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Planning Office:
USGS Quad Maps [United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Maps], 1957-1987 (ca.75 maps).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Planning Office Counter:
Old Tax Lot and Zoning Maps, ca.1969-ca.2003 (16 volumes).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Planning Office Second Floor Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Comprehensive Plan and Reference Maps-includes wildlife, wetlands, and related topics], ca.1971-present (ca.150 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes zoning, vicinity, city, address, hazard area, soils, drainage basin, etc.], ca.1967-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Road Engineer/County Surveyor's Office:
Address [County Map Atlas], ca.1983 (1 volume);
BPA [Bonneville Power Administration Maps], ca.1950-ca.1966 (ca.150 maps);
Extra USGS Quads [United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Maps], 1956-1977 (ca.40 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Wasco County, Oregon, 1933 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Filed Rolled Maps-includes road survey, railroad, city, vicinity, etc.], ca.1905-present (ca.400 maps);
The Dalles and Vicinity [Maps], 1972-present (ca.30 maps);
USGS [United States Geological Survey Quadrangle Maps], 1957-1988 (ca.100 maps);
Wasco County Maps Small Scale [County and Vicinity], ca.1957-present (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Second Floor Aerial Photograph Storage Room:
[Assessor's Maps-maroon covers], n.d. (5 volumes);
Metsker's Atlas of Wasco County, Oregon, 1933 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia Gorge Community College Campus, Building 2, Region 9 Education Service District Basement Storage:
Metsker's Atlas of Wasco County Oregon, 1933 (1 volume).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

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