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Road Maps and Survey Notes


Series documents the surveying and mapping of county roads. Records include road surveyor notes, alignment, profile, and other survey maps, and road registers. Information includes legal descriptions of the roads; road names and numbers; plans and profiles; township, range, and section numbers; dates of activity; and scales. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records.

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Records at the Public Services Building, Room 202, Survey Section Vault:
[County Road Record-includes field notes, drawings, viewers reports, and establishment information], 1854-1902 (1 volume);
County Roads [Plats-flat], ca.1890-1988 (ca.200 plats);
Market Road Index, n.d. (.05 cu.ft.);
Market Roads [Survey Maps-rolled-with index], no. 1-24, ca.1920-ca.1940 (ca.150 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, vicinity, district, and road-rolled], ca.1967-ca.1985 (ca.75 maps);
[Miscellaneous State Highway Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1925-ca.1960 (ca.75 maps);
Record of County Road Plats, 1937-1951 (1 volume);
Record of County Roads [includes commissioners orders, resolutions, surveyor reports, plats, viewers reports, and related information-no. 6 to 2036-title varies], vol. 2-9, 1876-1967 (8 volumes);
Record of County Roads [Plats-with index], vol. 6, 1919-1937 (1 volume);
SS [State Highway Strip Maps-rolled], no. 1-108, ca.1925-ca.1960 (ca.120 maps);
State Hwy [Highway Survey Maps-rolled], ca.1940-ca.1971 (119 maps);
[Visual Index Plats-to surveys, road surveys, vacations, and related information], ca.1852-ca.1996 (3 volumes);
W.N.V. & A. Survey for Wagon Road [Field Notes], 1873 (1 volume).

Records at the Public Services Building, Suite 240, Assessment & Taxation Department, Cartography Division Office:
[Highway and Railroad Right of Way Strip Maps-rolled], ca.1910-ca.1971 (ca.150 maps);
Misc. Maps & Drawings [includes road, intersection, and railroad-mostly rolled], ca.1950-ca.1996 (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Road Survey Unit Office Area:
County Roads [Records-includes survey and establishment information], no. CRA1-CR2297, 1850-ca.1990 (24 inches of microfiche);
County Roads [Survey Notes-includes miscellaneous notes], no. 52-1500, 1936-1977 (1.80 cu.ft.);
C.R. [Road Packets-County Road Case Files-includes road petitions, survey notes and plats, and related documents], no. A1/2-3286, 1850-present (60 cu.ft.);
Field Books [Road Right-of-Way-with index], ca.1979-present (100 volumes);
Field Notes [Road Engineering-alphabetical], ca.1947-present (4 cu.ft.);
Field Notes [Road Engineering-numerical], ca.1958-present (2 cu.ft.);
Index to Roads, vol. 1, ca.1850-ca.1900 (1 volume).

Records at the Walnut Street Center Building, Second Floor, Survey Section Land Corner Unit Office Area:
Market Road Loose Leaf Notes [Field], ca.1921-ca.1931 (1 cu.ft.);
[Survey Field Books-includes notes by Barrows, Barber, Barney, Bosworth Chandler, Gale, Graham, Hobbs, Huson, Jensen, Lomax, Meacham, Mills, MacIntyre, McGee, Morill, Newell Gossett & Walsh, Reiter, Walker, Wilkes, and county surveyors-includes land corner and road survey information-with index], ca.1870-present (ca.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Washington County Historical Records Vault:
Road Index Tube Files [Index-to road maps in Survey Section Vault], n.d. (.05 cu.ft.).


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