Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Yamhill 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.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
County Clerk Bridge Construction Correspondence, 1881-1916 (.05 cu.ft.);
County Court Road Reports, 1899-1900 (.10 cu.ft.);
County Engineer Correspondence, 1929-1933 (.10 cu.ft.);
Record of Road District and Election Precincts [Boundaries-with index], 1881 (1 volume);
Road Petition Record, 1907-1917 (1 volume);
Road Poll Tax Record [with index], 1902-1909 (1 volume).
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.).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Archives Room:
County Road Surveys [includes reports and petition information-title varies], vol. A-C, 1857-1914 (3 volumes); vol. 1-4, 1855-1907 (4 volumes);
Index to Record of Roads Volumes A & B, 1857-1880 (1 volume).
Records at the Yamhill County Stern Building, Clerk's Office Basement Plat Room:
Old County Street Maps, 1879-ca.1962 (15 maps);
Road Deeds, 1891-1967 (.70 cu.ft.);
Standards and Specifications for Road Construction in Yamhill County, Oregon [Board of Commissioners Order], 1975 (1 volume);
Transportation [Maps-includes survey information, bikeways, indexes, highways-rolled], ca.1939-ca.1983 (3 cu.ft.);
Ways of Necessity [includes road vacations], ca.1972-ca.1976 (.05 cu.ft.).
Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Public Works
[County Road Records-includes orders, resolutions, agreements, easements, field notes, bridge information, rights-of-way, maps, work requests, correspondence, and related records], no. MR1-MR8, CR9-CR573, ca.1930-present (40 cu.ft.).
Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Office:
County Road Survey File, County Road File, Market Road File, State Highway Road File [Card Index], n.d. (.10 cu.ft.);
Folders County Roads [Case Files-includes surveys, deeds, commissioners orders, ordinances, and resolutions], no. 39-573, ca.1890-present (5 cu.ft.);
Folders Market Roads and State Highways Public and Private Roads [includes surveys, agreements, deeds, correspondence], ca.1871-present (2.25 cu.ft.);
Road Maps Yamhill & Other Counties, ca.1962-ca.1997 (ca.25 maps).
Records at the Yamhill County Public Works Building, Surveyor's Office Vault:
CRS [County Road Case Files-includes petitions, establishment, vacation, and some survey information], no. 4-584, 1857-1929 (8 cu.ft.).
Records at the Yamhill County Planning and Development Department
Large County Road Maps, 1992 (1 map);
Miscellaneous [Maps-includes forest, highway, etc.], ca.1938-ca.1970 (ca.75 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes city, vicinity, topographic, zoning, comprehensive plan, census, roads, etc.], ca.1970-ca.1994 (ca.150 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).
Records at the Yamhill County Web Site:
Yamhill County Transportation System Plan, n.d. (Internet).