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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1876-[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.

Wheeler County does not maintain a full set of separate road case files containing rights-of-way, petitions, vacations, and related records. See County Commissioners Administrative Journals.

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Butte Creek-Kinzua Section Highway Map [Strip Map-rolled], 1940 (1 map);
County Road Records From Gilliam County, vol. 2, 1876-1903 (1 volume);
Mining Record [volume includes loose road construction records], 1931 (.05 cu.ft.);
Record of Roads [includes surveys, petitions, and vacations-with index], vol. 1, 1899-1928 (1 volume);
Richmond-Girds Creek Road [Map], 1974 (1 map);
Road Index Map Wheeler County [rolled], 1985 (1 map);
Service Creek-Mitchell Highway [Map], 1974 (1 map).

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault, Oak Trifold File Cabinet:
[Road Case Files], 1882-1903 (.65 cu.ft.);
[Road Petitions], 1899-ca.1921 (.35 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Oak File Cabinet:
Reports and Letters [Specifications for Bridge Across John Day River-at Spray], 1904 (.05 cu.ft.);
Reports and Letters [Twickenham Bridge Specifications and Drawing], 1906 (.05 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Road Department Office:
Wheeler County Roads [Road and Bridge Case Files-includes vacations, correspondence, and related records], ca.1972-present (1.25 cu.ft.).

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