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Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington, 1947

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington, 1947

ID: MAPS Planimetric

Primary Creator: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

Extent: 0.25 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


The Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington consist of detailed maps of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and nearby towns and lands, soon after World War II. The maps depict water features, land cover, roads, structures, and land claims.

Scope and Content Notes

The Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington consist of 60 detailed maps of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and nearby towns and landscape features immediately following World War II. Coverage of the maps in this collection is centered on Portland and extends on the Willamette River from Oregon City north to the confluence with the Columbia River and on the Columbia River from St. Helens (Oregon) to Camas (Washington). The maps are at 1:9,600 scale. The collection includes sheets with the following names: Camas (6 sheets); Hillsboro (9 sheets); LaCenter (3 sheets); Oregon City (14 sheets); Portland (18 sheets); St. Helens (8 sheets); and Tualatin (2 sheets). An index map (made at a later time) showing the location of all the sheets is also included.

The maps depict water features and land cover, including rivers, lakes, sloughs, marshes, wetlands, islands, and forested areas. Streets, roads and highways as well as railroads, bridges, airports, and shipping terminals are shown on the maps. Parks and wildlife refuges are included. Structures such as schools and churches; mills and factories; and industrial sites, gravel pits, and oil tanks are also depicted. The extent and claimants for land claims are shown on the maps.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 60 maps; 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The collection was transferred from the Oregon State University Libraries' maps collection to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in 2012.

Related Materials: Other detailed maps of Portland, Oregon and nearby towns are part of the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Oregon (MAPS Sanborn) and the Oregon State University Libraries general maps collection.

Preferred Citation: Planimetric Maps of Oregon and Washington (MAPS Planimetric), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.


U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

People, Places, and Topics

Bachelor Island (Wash.)--Maps.
Camas (Wash.)--Maps.
Canby (Or.)--Maps.
Cities and towns--Oregon--Maps.
Clackamas River (Or.)--Maps.
Columbia River--Maps.
Columbia Slough (Or.)--Maps.
Fairview (Multnomah County, Or.)--Maps.
Gladstone (Or.)--Maps.
Government Island (Or.)--Maps.
Gresham (Or.)--Maps.
Hayden Island (Multnomah County, Or.)--Maps.
Land grants--Oregon.
Lewis River (Wash.)--Maps.
Linnton (Portland, Or.)--Maps.
Milwaukie (Or.)--Maps.
Natural Resources
North Portland Harbor (Or.)--Maps.
Oregon City (Or.)--Maps.
Oswego (Or.)--Maps.
Oswego, Lake (Or. : Lake)--Maps.
Portland (Or.)--Maps.
Real property--Oregon--Maps.
Ridgefield (Wash.)--Maps.
Rivers--Washington (State)--Maps.
Ross Island (Or.)--Maps.
Saint Helens (Or.)--Maps.
Saint Johns (Portland, Or.)--Maps.
Sandy River (Or.)--Maps.
Sauvie Island (Or.)--Maps.
Scappoose (Or.)--Maps.
Sturgeon Lake (Or.)--Maps.
Swan Island Industrial Park (Portland, Or.)--Maps.
Troutdale (Or.)--Maps.
Tualatin (Or.)--Maps.
Vancouver (Wash.)--Maps.
Vancouver Lake (Wash.)--Maps.
Vanport (Or.)--Maps.
Washougal River (Wash.)--Maps.
West Linn (Or.)--Maps.
Willamette River (Or.)--Maps.

Forms of Material

Maps (documents)

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