Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Washington County Records Inventory

Aerial Photographs


Series provides visual documentation of changes made to county lands through development and by natural and man-made disasters. The photographs are taken at intervals along a series of flight paths to attain coverage of all or part of a county. They generally include flight path or township, range, and section numbers; show natural and man-made features; and are produced in black and white or color prints to varying scales. An index by quadrant may also be included.

The searchable InterMap GIS database includes aerial photographs. The searchable iSpirits research tool includes aerial photography map layers. The University of Oregon, Map & Aerial Photography Library Aerial Photograph Collection includes aerial photographs from most Oregon counties.

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Current Planning Section Office:
[Aerial Photograph Negative Film Roll, 1992 (.50 cu.ft.);
[Aerial Photograph Negatives], 1974 (ca.90 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs-with index], 1960 (ca.100 photographs); 1969 (ca.100 photographs); 1974 (ca.200 photographs); 1979-1980 (ca.200 photographs); 1989 (ca.25 photographs); 1990 (ca.400 photographs);
Aerials Flood [Photographs-Color], 1996 (ca.200 photographs);
Spencer B. Gross City-County Joint Planning [Aerial Photographs-with index], ca.1965 (ca.300 photographs).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 350, Long Range Planning Section Office, Map Cabinet:
Assorted Air Photos, 1955, 1956, 1971, 1979 (ca.75 photographs);
Metro Air Photos, 1988, 1991, 1992 (ca.100 photographs).

Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
Base Map Aerials [Photographs-with index], ca.1982 (36 photographs).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Road Survey Unit Office Area:
Old PSB Maps & Photos [Aerial Photographs-with notations], n.d. (ca.75 photographs).

Records at the Washington County Museum, Research Library and Archives:
Aerial Maps [Photographs], n.d. (ca.300 photographs);
[Aerial Photographs], 1955 (ca.45 photographs);
Mounted Aerial Maps [Soil Classification], n.d. (ca.500 photographs).


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