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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Road and Bridge Records

1850-[ongoing]

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.

The searchable GIS database Survey Graphic Index includes digital images of survey plats, road survey plats, subdivision and partition plats, aerial photographs, assessor's maps, as well as corner monumentation and other information. My Community Internet Mapper includes various map layers with highway information.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Road and Bridge Records [Boundaries of Road Districts Ledger], 1859-1895 (1 volume);
Road and Bridge Records [includes petitions, reports, and expenditure summaries], 1858-1950 (2 cu.ft.);
Road and Bridge Records [Report of Viewers and Appraiser of the Silverton to Marquam Road], 1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Bridge & Ferry [Records-includes plans, specifications, contracts, and petitions], 1915-1918 (1 cu.ft.);
Commissioners Court Petitions, Reports, Orders, Etc. [Proceedings-includes resolutions, county officials reports, road petitions, a small number of coroner's inquest records, and other records], 1897-1944 (14 cu.ft.);
Road Proceedings [Case Files-includes petitions, vacations, and related records], no. 2060R-2089R, 2001-present (.25 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Public Research Area:
County Roads [Register-includes road survey, field notes, and road proceedings information], ca.1869-ca.1961 (1 volume);
Index to Roads [photocopy], ca.1854-1901 (1 volume);
Market Road Info. [Information Register-includes road survey, field notes, and road proceedings information], ca.1867-ca.1974 (1 volume);
Record of Roads [includes survey notes and drawings, road establishment information, and reports-photocopies], vol. 1-3, 1850-1883 (3 volumes);
[Road Index Cards-references road information in county road books, deed books, road proceedings, etc.-includes some map copies-in gray flat file cabinet], ca.1860-ca.1985 (4 cu.ft.);
The Road Book [County Road Alphabetical Index], 1990 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Surveyor's Vault:
Book of Roads [includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports], vol. 2, 1859-1871 (1 volume);
County Road Record [includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports], vol. 5-10, 1906-1998 (6 volumes);
County Surveyor Marion County Road Index, n.d. (1 volume);
County Surveyor [Road Information Index-typed], n.d. (1 volume);
Marion County Maps [Miscellaneous-includes courthouse and other building plans, contour, road, bridge, and other maps], ca.1873-ca.1990 (ca.50 maps and drawings);
Marion County Market and County Roads [Index], 1977 (1 volume); 1984 (1 volume);
Marion County Road System [Index], 1987 (1 volume);
Record of County Roads [includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports], vol. 3-4, 1871-1906 (2 volumes);
Record of Roads [includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports], vol. 1, 1850-1859 (1 volume);
[Road and Street Rolodex Index Cards], n.d. (.75 cu.ft.);
Road Districts & City Bdys. [Boundaries-Legal Descriptions], no. 1-90, ca.1925-ca.1958 (1 volume);
Road Proceedings [includes petitions, orders, resolutions and related records], 1862-1880 (2 cu.ft.);
Road Proceedings [includes petitions, orders, resolutions, vacations, and related records], no. 1-2059R, 1881-ca.2003 (41 cu.ft.);
Road [Record of County Roads-includes survey notes and drawings, establishment information, and reports-typescript copy], 1871-1883 (1 volume);
Street Descriptions [includes road information], ca.1958-1981 (1 volume);
Supervisors' Maps, Road Districts, vol. 1-2, 1853-1889 (2 volumes);
The Road Book [County Road Alphabetical Index], 1990 (1 volume); 1992-1993 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Second Floor Copy Center Room:
[Road Files-Traffic Control and Engineering Case Files-includes maps, plans, reports, correspondence, commissioners orders and resolutions, and related records], ca.1960-present (80 cu.ft.).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Assessor's Office, Room 2233, Map Room Area:
County Roads & Recreation Areas [Maps], 1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Building, Planning Division Office:
Road Name [Case Files], ca.1988-present (6 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Commissioners Proceedings [includes county officials reports, orders, resolutions, road petitions, old age pension fund claims, and other records-accession no. 95.016.016], ca.1921-ca.1936 (1 cu.ft.);
In the Matter of the Newberg Bridge [Petitions], 1912 (.10 cu.ft.);
[Road and Street Naming Records-accession no. 92.012.015], 1958-1977 (.40 cu.ft.);
Specifications for an Iron and Steel Cantilever Truss Willamette River Bridge, 1890 (.05 cu.ft.);
St/N/Ch [Street Name Change Records-accession no. 90.007], 1960-1978 (1 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Web Site:
Marion County Operations Maps [shows roads, streets, tax lots, water features, etc.], 2007 (Internet);
Rural Transportation System Plan, 2005-2013 (Internet).

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