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General County Highway Maps, 1951-1963

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon. State Highway Department.
Title
General County Highway Maps
Dates
1951-1963 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 cubic feet, including 70 maps, (1 oversize box and 1 map folder)
Collection Number
MAPS CountyHwy
Summary
The General County Highway Maps consist of highway maps of several Oregon counties prepared by the Oregon State Highway Department in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. The maps also include detailed maps of key areas within the counties, such as towns and junctions. The maps provide information on roads, streams, buildings, cities, county population, local landmarks and other key features. The collection includes maps for Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Harney, Lane, Lincoln, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
Languages
English

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The General County Highway Maps consist of highway maps of several Oregon counties, primarily in western Oregon with the exception of Harney County, prepared by the Oregon State Highway Department in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads. Maps are included for Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Harney, Lane, Lincoln, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties. Data for the maps was compiled from a statewide highway planning survey. General maps of the county as well as additional sheets with more detailed maps of key locations such as towns and highway junctions are included. Maps of several scales are part of the collection. The full county maps range from 1:62,500 (1 inch = 1 mile) to approximately 1:150,000 (1 inch = 2+ miles); the more detailed maps are at approximately 1:20,000 scale.

The maps provide detailed information about the condition and type of roads (impassable, primitive, unimproved, graded, gravelled, or paved) as well as whether the roads are public or private. The maps depict the locations of bridges, transportation lines, airfields, mines, camp areas, parks, and power plants and include information on land features, city and town locations, county populations, and some city populations. Public structures such as schools, churches, hospitals, and businesses as well as personal dwellings are shown on the maps.

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Preferred Citation

General County Highway Maps (MAPS CountyHwy), Oregon State University Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  General County Highway Maps, 1951-1963Return to Top

Series I consists of maps of Oregon counties arranged in alphabetical order.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Clatsop County
4 sheets
1951
1
Columbia County
4 sheets
1954
1
Coos County
5 sheets
1952
1
Curry County
3 sheets
1954
1
Douglas County
11 sheets
1958
map-folder
2
Harney County
6 sheets
All maps at 1:62,500 scale. These 6 maps cover only the southern portion of Harney County. The remainder of the 13 maps that cover the full county are not part of this collection.
1959
1
Lane County
21 sheets
1956
1
Lincoln County
3 sheets
1956
map-folder
2
Polk County
5 sheets
Includes one sheet of the full county at 1:62,500 scale and 4 sheets with more detailed views of towns and junctions.
1963
1
Tillamook County
4 sheets
1954
map-folder
2
Yamhill County
4 sheets
Includes one sheet of the full county at 1:62,500 scale and 3 sheets with more detailed views of towns and junctions.
1963