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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Josephine County Records Inventory

Maps, Plans, and Drawings

1900-[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.

Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Assessors Maps], n.d. (4 volumes);
Blueprints of Josephine County Courthouse, 1916 (1 reel of microfilm);
[General Highway Map of Josephine County, Oregon], 1954 (1 volume);
[General Highway Map of Josephine County, Oregon-includes orthophoto vicinity maps], 1969 (1 volume);
Josephine County Assessor's Maps, n.d. (2 reels of microfilm);
Josephine County Courthouse [Building Plans], ca.1916 (8 drawings);
Map of Josephine County Oregon, 1962 (1 map);
Metsker's Atlas of Josephine County, Oregon, 1955 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes subdivision, cemetery, townsites, Rogue River-rolled-in cabinet], ca.1901-n.d. (ca. 25 maps);
[Miscellaneous Maps, Plans, and Specification-includes fairgrounds dance hall, jail, courthouse-rolled-in drawers], ca.1910-ca.1948 (ca.100 maps and plans);
Papers Re: Old Hospital Addition [Josephine County Hospital-includes plans and specifications], ca.1939-ca.1940 (1.20 cu.ft.);
[Precinct Map Booklet-Josephine County], ca.1969 (2 volumes);
WRFPD & ARFPD [Rural Fire Protection Districts-on assessor's map base], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Assessors Maps, 1978 (1 reel of microfilm);
Assessors Maps [Assessors Maps and Wild Rivers Project], 1973 (3 reels of microfilm);
City of Grants Pass & Vicinity Voting Precincts, Representative Boundaries, Congressional Districts [Wall Map], 2007 (1 map);
City of Grants Pass Voting Precincts [Wall Map], 2007 (1 map);
Congressional & State Representative District [Maps-wall], 2001-2002 (2 maps);
Josephine County Voting Precincts, Representative Boundaries, Congressional Districts [Wall Map], 2007 (1 map).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Assessor's Office:
Assessment Rolls [Assessor's Maps], 1975 (1 reel of microfilm); 1976 (1 reel of microfilm); 1978 (1 reel of microfilm);
Forest Land Applications [Forest, Greenbelt, and Farm Land Special Assessment Records-includes maps-title varies], 1968-present (19 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Josephine County, Oregon, 1970 (1 volume);
Metsker's Atlas of Josephine County, Oregon [modified to act as logging and sawmill permit plat book], 1933, 1957-1959 (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Assessor's Office, Counter:
Map Book [Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (22 volumes).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Public Research Room:
City of Grants Pass [Map-wall], 1971 (1 map); 2001 (1 map);
Grants Pass Irrigation District [Maps], 1921-1922 (1 volume);
Map of Josephine County [wall], 1969 (1 map);
Soils Map [United States Geological Survey-wall], 1919 (1 map);
U.S. Geological Surveys Topography [Maps], 1946-1989 (2 volumes).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office Records Storage Room:
Complete Set of USGS 7.5 Min Quads [Geological Survey 7.5. Minute Quadrangle Maps], ca.1982-1996 (ca.50 maps);
Metsker's Atlas of Josephine County Oregon [revised to highlight county owned land], 1955 (1 volume);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes road survey, highway survey, mining, railroad, subdivision, soils, vicinity, and cemetery-rolled], ca.1909-ca.1973 (ca.150 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Surveyor's Office:
Metsker's Atlas of Josephine County, Oregon, 1932 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume); 1970 (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Courthouse, Forestry Department Office, Storage Room:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes roads, county property, mining, Bureau of Land Management, and topographic-rolled], ca.1967-present (ca.100 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Planning Office:
[Flood Insurance Rate Maps-with index], 1977 (.35 cu.ft.); 1982 (.40 cu.ft.); 1982-1983 (1 cu.ft.); 1991 (.75 cu.ft.); 2009 (.40 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Josephine County Oregon [revised], 1932 (1 volume); 1955 (1 volume);
Old Maps [Land Use Action Reference Maps-includes references to subdivisions and related planning actions], n.d. (1 volume);
Wetlands [Maps-hanging], ca.1974-ca.1994 (ca.50 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Planning Office Booth Street Storage Unit:
[Miscellaneous Planning Maps-includes comprehensive plan, zoning, subdivision, vicinity, and related maps-rolled], ca.1971-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Public Works Department Engineering Office:
[Assessor's Maps], n.d.-present (22 volumes);
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes sewer, forestry, county property, flood, vicinity, urban growth boundary, drainage, topographic-rolled], ca.1908-present (ca.200 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Public Works Department Engineering Office, Library:
FEMA Maps [Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps], 1982 (.20 cu.ft.); 1991 (.20 cu.ft.); 2009 (.50 cu.ft.);
Metsker's Atlas of Josephine County Oregon, 1970 (1 volume); n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Josephine County Historical Society Library Building, Attic:
[Miscellaneous Maps-includes roads, assay, vicinity, etc.-rolled-with index], ca.1900-1970 (ca.150 maps).

Records at the Josephine County Web Site:
Assessment and Tax Information Online [includes assessor's maps], n.d.-present (Internet);
LION [Land Information ONline-Geographic Information Systems Mapping Resource-includes information related to aerial photographs, comprehensive plan, zoning, land divisions, tax lots, assessment data, boundaries, roads, topography, and other subjects], n.d.-present (Internet).

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

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