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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Yamhill County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1866-[ongoing]

Series provides a visual representation of the county and of physical structures constructed on county lands. Series includes maps, plans, and drawings that vary in size, scale, and date. Included are maps, plans, and drawings of counties and cities, election precincts, courthouses and other county buildings, cemeteries, rivers, Indian reservations, school districts, construction projects, and soil classifications. General road maps may be found in the series titled Road and Bridge Records. Technical road survey maps may be found in the series titled Road Maps and Survey Notes.

The GIS-based Yamhill County Web Maps include assessor, fire district, flood plain, soil, and survey maps as well as planning zone maps with comprehensive plan and zoning information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
State Civil Works Administration Records [includes some maps and plans], 1934-1935 (.40 cu.ft.).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office:
Old Precinct Maps [includes vicinity, street, and road information], ca.1998-2008 (.40 cu.ft.);
[Voter Precincts Maps], 1978-1992 (12 aperture cards).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
Preliminary Willamette River Greenway [Order Exhibit I-includes maps], 1974 (1 volume).

Records at the Yamhill County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
[Assessor's Plats], n.d.-present (22 volumes).

Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Office:
BPA Maps [Bonneville Power Administration], ca.1940-ca.1972 (ca.200 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Yamhill County Oregon, 1928 (1 volume); 1942 (1 volume);
Quad Maps [Quadrangle], 1955-1992 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Upstairs Storage:
Assessor's Plats Old Tax Lot #s, n.d. (ca.350 maps);
City Maps [includes vicinity, forest, railroad, etc.], ca.1866-1974 (ca.200 maps);
McMinnville and Vicinity Topographic [Maps], ca.1968-ca.1980 (ca.75 maps);
Old Quad Maps [Quadrangle], 1943-1979 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Office:
Flood Maps, ca.1974-ca.1980 (ca.75 maps);
Floodway Maps [Flood Insurance Rate Maps-title varies], 1983 (2 binders);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, vicinity, topographic, zoning, comprehensive plan, census, roads, etc.], ca.1970-ca.1994 (ca.150 maps);
Miscellaneous [Maps-includes forest, highway, etc.], ca.1938-ca.1970 (ca.75 maps);
Miscellaneous [Metsker's Atlas of Yamhill County Oregon], 1942 (1 volume);
Small City Maps, ca.1975-ca.1992 (ca.20 maps);
Township Maps Forestry Maps [includes zoning, comprehensive plan, forest], ca.1965-1994 (ca.50 maps);
USGS Topo Maps [United States Geological Survey Topographic-includes road index, flood insurance rate, water resources, soils, drainage], ca.1956-ca.1985 (ca.150 maps);
Yamhill County Courthouse [Plans], 1963 (ca.30 drawings).

Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department Office Counter Area:
[Flood Insurance Rate Map-Federal Emergency Management Agency], 1983 (1 cu.ft.);
[Soil Classification Maps-U.S. Department of Agriculture], 1971 (1 volume);
Soils Maps [Soil Classification Maps-United States Department of Agriculture], 1971 (1 binder).

Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
1990 Census Maps [rolled], 1990 (1 cu.ft.);
Ground Water/Miscellaneous [Maps-includes well suitability, water needs, and supply-rolled], n.d. (1 cu.ft.);
Land Use [Maps-includes drainage, subdivision and partitions, urban areas, forest, industrial, trends-rolled], ca.1945-1990 (2 cu.ft.);
Miscellaneous Planning Maps [includes oil and gas leases, land fill, Vortex II site plan, population, etc.-rolled], ca.1899-ca.1990 (1 cu.ft.);
Precinct Maps [based on 1950 maps], 1966 (2 maps);
PUD [Peoples Utility District Maps-based on 1966 maps], 1980 (2 maps);
Special Studies [Maps-rolled], ca.1969-ca.1984 (1 cu.ft.);
[Subdivision Plats-Assessor's Copies], ca.1889-ca.1962 (ca.200 plats);
Surface Water [Maps-includes adjudication, drainage, rivers, reservoirs-rolled], ca.1967-ca.1979 (2 cu.ft.);
Topographic/Soils [Maps-rolled], ca.1956-1987 (2 cu.ft.).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Tax Assessment GIS Maps [select county], n.d.-present (Internet).

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