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Road and Bridge Papers

Creator: Jefferson County (Kan.)

Date: 1859-1937

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 196307

Space Required/Quantity: 12.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Road and Bridge Papers

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Over seventy-five years of documents recording the establishment and improvement of Jefferson County roads and bridges. Documents related to a specific road or bridge are in a single folder, identified by the road or bridge name, and arranged in alphabetic order. Each folder identifies when the road was established (road petition, county surveyor report to county commissioners, proof of public hearing notice, damage claims by affected landowners along the road's route, etc. The final box in this series contains short runs of Road Benefit District papers (landowner petitions and commission approvals for road improvements and subsequent reparation payments to landowners), Benefit District Refund (1929-1931) from the State Highway Commission to landowners damaged by state highway road construction, and road and bridge files of construction estimates, contracts, public hearing notices, and certificates of approval (1870-1937). Also see related oversized series #194699 (County Road Maps: Coleman and Mishey Roads) and #194710 (County Road Maps: James Neal Road).

Specific Contents Identified:

Headings or descriptors assigned to subsections of the material, for example labels on a particular box or group of boxes.

  • circa 1862-1900 oversize papers and township maps

Index Terms

Subjects

    Roads and highways
    Jefferson County (Kan.)
    Bridges -- Kansas -- Jefferson County -- History
    Roads -- Kansas -- Jefferson County -- History

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Jefferson County.
    Local Government Agencies. Jefferson County. County Offices. County Clerk.