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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1857-[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 Oregon State Archives:
Road District Boundaries Record, 1881-1890 (1 volume);
Roads and Bridges Records, 1857-1894 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Contract Dalles Bridge [also includes applications, notices, abstracts, agreements, and minutes], 1950-1954 (.35 cu.ft.);
Maps Blueprints for Deed Records [includes road petitions, orders, blueprints, maps, and easements], ca.1935-ca.1950 (.35 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Maps-includes vicinity, city, partition, district, comprehensive plan, zoning, and highway-rolled], ca.1931-ca.1995 (ca.40 maps);
Roads [Case Files-includes petitions, vacations, plans, field notes, and related records], 1858-1949 (13 cu.ft.);
Roads [Records-includes viewers reports, petitions, and related records-by county road number], 1885 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
Road and Precinct Boundaries [Record-includes legal descriptions], 1876-1911 (1 volume);
School & Road District Plats, n.d. (1 volume);
Wasco County Toll Bridge Records [includes orders, resolutions, maps, field notes, and related records], 1948-1974 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Road Engineer/County Surveyor's Office:
County Road Files [includes road survey, creation, vacation, and related information], ca.1873-present (30 cu.ft.);
Road Logs [Road Action Abstracts-from commissioners journals], 1854-1942 (.75 cu.ft.);
Road Record [includes road survey, creation, and vacation information], vol. A, 1880-1894 (1 volume);
Road Record [includes road survey, creation, and vacation information-with index], vol. 1-4, 1857-1940 (4 volumes);
Road Status [acts as visual index to road survey, creation, and vacation information], ca.1857-present (1 volume).

Records at the Wasco County Public Works Building, Public Works Department Director's Office:
Road Vacations [Case Files], ca.1900-present (4.50 cu.ft.).

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