Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Umatilla 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:
Misc. [Construction Contracts on Public Structures/Bridges], 1883-1893 (.10 cu.ft.);
Proposed Highway Bridge [Records-Across the Columbia River at Umatilla], 1952 (1 volume);
Road District Petitions and Records, 1864-1930 (.20 cu.ft.);
Road Master's Reports [and Ledger], 1910 (.10 cu.ft.);
Roads and Streets [includes petitions], 1883-1929 (.20 cu.ft.).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office Research Room:
Right of Way Deed Record [Roads-partial volume], vol. 146, 1933-1935 (1 volume);
Right of Way Deed Record [Roads], vol. 120, 1922-1939 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Main Basement Vault:
Bridges [Construction Records-includes plans and contracts], ca.1893-ca.1911 (.35 cu.ft.);
Deeds for County Roads, ca.1906-ca.1958 (.60 cu.ft.);
Denied Roads [County Road Records Petitions Denied], ca.1870-ca.1909 (1.50 cu.ft.);
District and Road Supervisor Appointments [includes drawings showing district boundaries], 1891-1898 (1 volume);
Gateway Roads [Petitions-includes related records], 1928-1953 (.20 cu.ft.);
Misc {Miscellaneous Records-includes city zoning ordinances and comprehensive plans, road petitions, and related records], ca.1916-ca.1999 (3.50 cu.ft.);
Misc. Roads [Records-includes petitions, denied roads, resolutions, and related records], ca.1879-ca.1960 (ca.35 cu.ft.);
Petitions for Road Repair, 1940-1966 (.25 cu.ft.);
[Road Case Files-includes petitions and road surveys], no. 1-930, 1866-1955 (15 cu.ft.);
Road Vacations, 1896-1962, (2.35 cu.ft.);
Special Road Districts [Records-includes minutes, petitions, field notes, and related documents], 1919-1931 (.35 cu.ft.);
Umatilla Bridge [Miscellaneous Construction Records], ca.1952-ca.1969 (2.50 cu.ft.);
Umatilla County Road Department [Meeting Minutes-includes county commissioners], 1954-1960 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Courthouse, Records Office:
Umatilla County Road Maps [Atlas], 1994 (1 volume); 1995 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume); 2004 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County, Assessment Division Cartography Office:
Umatilla County Road Maps [Atlas], 1983 (1 volume); 1994 (1 volume); 1996 (1 volume); 1997 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume); 2001 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Surveyor's Office:
County Roads and Field Notes [title varies], vol. A-C, ca.1866-1918 (3 volumes);
[Road Case Files-includes survey information, notes, permits, correspondence, memoranda, and related documents], ca.1866-present (55 cu.ft.);
Umatilla County Road Maps [Atlas], 1995 (1 volume); 1999 (1 volume); 2004 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Road Department, Engineering Office:
Bridge File [Non-Current Inspection Records], 2000-2007 (2 cu.ft.);
[Current Bridge Inspection Records-includes reports, photographs, and related documents], 2008-present (21 binders);
[Miscellaneous Rolled Maps-includes state highways, county roads, and railroads], ca.1896-present (ca.200 maps);
Misc. Roads [Records-includes denied petitions, vacations, forest roads, bike paths, maps], ca.1883-present (3.20 cu.ft.);
[Old Bridge Inspection Records], ca.1990-2000 (1.50 cu.ft.);
Plats [Road-includes road establishment information], vol. 1, 1866-1933 (1 volume).

Records at the Umatilla County Road Department Shop Building, Map Room:
[Bridge Inventory and Inspection Records], 1940-1941 (3 volumes);
[Bridge Plans and Specifications], ca.1958-ca.1998 (2 cu.ft.);
[Road Advisory Committee Minutes and Reports], 1954-1967 (1 volume);
Scour Reports [Bridge Foundation Erosion], 1994-ca.1999 (.50 cu.ft.).


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