Water Resources Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions


Map Drawer 10
Map Boxes 3-4
388 maps (1.8 cubic feet)
Arrangement: Numerically by map number

Series documents physical and man-made features of sites in Oregon. Series consists of two collections of maps.

Maps 1-133 are survey maps of property adjacent to state highways to be used as parks or recreation areas. The Oregon Highway Department created the maps from 1922 to 1936.

Maps 134-388 are copies of survey plats produced by the U. S. General Land Office. The maps cover the northwest part of Oregon from Astoria and Cape Lookout on the Pacific Coast to The Dalles and Deschutes River on the east. The survey maps show the Cascade Mountains and Coastal Range and include early plats of Portland, Oregon City, and The Dalles. Most of the maps were produced in the late nineteenth century with some plats dating Return to 1852. Map originals are on file with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management; microfiche copies are on file with the Water Resources Department.

The maps show physical features such as rivers, creeks, mountains, and ocean coastline; notations concerning the vegetation cover; roads, trails, and streets; man-made structures such as buildings and lighthouses; and townsites. Some of the plats show land ownership including location, name of owner, and number of acres.

The map descriptions are arranged alphabetically by map title.


Red Dot Map Descriptions

Highway Department Maps:

Park site and recreation area maps A-O
Park site and recreation area maps P-Z
Park site maps

General Land Office Maps - arranged by township and range

Township 1 North
Township 1 South
Townships 2-4


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