Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wheeler County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records


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.

Also see County Commissioners Administrative Journals for entries related to county roads.

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 [includes surveys and reports], vol. 2, 1876-1903 (1 volume);
General Highway Map of Wheeler County Oregon [rolled], 1971 (1 map);
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 [Strip 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 Back Staircase Second Floor Landing:
[Road and Bridge Case Files-includes agreements, proceedings, maps, photographs, vacations, correspondence, and related records], ca.1906-present (3 cu.ft.).

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