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County of Norfolk Engineering Department

This site contains various records of the County of Norfolk Engineering Department. Among the records are:

County Commissioners Index

Scan of the Norfolk County Commissioner Index including bridges, highways, railroad crossings, railroad damages, railroad locations, and turnpikes. (current as of 2002)

The County Commissioner's Index is a main reference for all of the railroad and county layout plans and takings prior to the Norfolk County Engineering office opening in 1925. The plan book references for highways and railroads refer to the County Highways Plan Books and County Railroad Plan Books. The record volume and page references refer to the County Commissioner's record books, which are not scanned.

County Highway Plans

Various scan of county layouts indexed from the County Commissioners Index. Incomplete set of scan due to poor condition of the original records.

The County Highway Plan Books have been scanned up to book 25. Layouts after book 25 are generally recorded in the registry of deeds. See the County Layouts spreadsheets for Registry recording references. Please note, for a comprehensive review of County Layouts, a search should be done in the County Commissioner's index, the Engineering Department's index, and in the Registry of Deeds.

County Index Cards (current as of 9/2015)

Field Book   Field books are indexed by town name and then by street name.
Layouts   Layouts are indexed by town name and then by street name.
Projects   Layouts are indexed by town name and then by street name. There is also a miscellaneous card for each town.

The County Index Cards are an index for the Norfolk County Engineering Department's records. The records include the field books, Layouts, and Project Folders. The field books contain survey information for the Layouts such as existing corridor surveys, benchmarks and leveling notes, layout staking notes, ties to bounds, monument locations, and other various survey notes. The Layout cards refer to the Norfolk County Engineering Department's in house numbers for County Layouts. The Layout cards also refer to a County Commissioner's Highway Plan Book and Page Number. The Project index cards refer to a folder number for a project the County Engineering Department has produced. These project folders generally contain survey records, calculations, and other information pertaining to a County Layout, work a Town requested, or work done on County property.

County Layouts

COUNTY LAYOUTS
Spreadsheets of county layouts from approximately 1925 to 2015.

COUNTY LAYOUTS B-PLANS
Spreadsheets of county layouts previous to 1925.

COUNTY M-PLANS
Spreadsheets of miscellaneous plans.

County Layouts - Office Copy

Scans of the office copies of county layouts, not copies of the plan recorded in the Registry of Deeds.

County Railroad Plans

Various scan of railroad layouts indexed from the County Commissioners Index. Incomplete set of scan due to poor condition of the original records.

The County Railroad plans are the original plans for Railroad takings in Norfolk County. They are indexed in the County Commissioner's index under Railroad Locations. There are about two dozen pages in this index concerning these takings. The are not in order by date or town. It is recommended to go through the whole index noting the layouts in the particular town, then viewing the corresponding County Railroad plans.

Deceased Land Surveyors

Scan of MALSCE Directory of Retired or Deceased Land Surveyor Records, dated January, 1982. Included are various additional entries.

Field Books

1 to 188   Not scanned as of 10/2015.
189 to 649   Scanned in their entirety including blank pages. No additional work will be added to these books.
650 to 677   Various stages of scanning. Books are still in use for projects. Example of entry:
    FB 651   Book is completely scanned.
    FB 654 Cover to page 123   Only the pages listed are scanned.
    FB 670 NOT IN USE   Book is blank.

The field books contain survey information for the Layouts such as existing corridor surveys, benchmarks and leveling notes, layout staking notes, ties to bounds, monument locations, and other various survey notes. They are indexed in the County Index Cards by Town and Street Name.

Medfield Baseline Information

Information concerning the EDMI baseline located in Medfield, Massachusetts.

Norfolk County Benchmarks

(a.k.a. Adjusted Benchmarks of Norfolk County) 1941 publication of Massachusetts Geodetic Survey of Benchmarks in Norfolk County.

Railroad Information

Various information concerning railroads collected by the Engineering Department.

The Norfolk County Engineering Department has done research on the Railroad for a number of projects over the years. Some of the information includes railroad plan book and page references, takings, MBTA title, val map information, and contacts for other railroad resources.

Town Boundaries

Scans of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Topographic Survey Commission Atlas of Boundaries, various dates. Included spreadsheet book inventory.

Any questions please contact us at webrecords@NorfolkCounty.org

Index of /pub/

NameLast ModifiedSizeType
Parent Directory/ -  Directory
County Commissioner's Index/2017-May-02 12:31:55-  Directory
County Commissioner's Record Books/2017-May-25 11:02:24-  Directory
County Highway Plans/2016-Sep-27 10:36:23-  Directory
County Index Cards/2015-Sep-25 11:45:04-  Directory
County Layout Indexes/2016-Mar-25 12:27:02-  Directory
County Layout Taking Documents 1925± to 2016/2017-Apr-21 09:59:12-  Directory
County Layouts - Office Copy 1925± - 2016/2016-Apr-13 08:27:47-  Directory
County Railroad Plans/2016-Aug-29 12:33:32-  Directory
Deceased Land Surveyors/2015-Feb-21 09:18:54-  Directory
Field Books/2017-Mar-13 13:32:34-  Directory
Medfield Baseline Information/2016-Feb-08 06:46:00-  Directory
Norfolk County Benchmarks/2015-Dec-18 10:56:38-  Directory
Railroad Information/2017-Apr-21 10:18:16-  Directory
Railroad Val Maps/2017-Apr-27 09:10:29-  Directory
Town Boundaries/2016-Jul-08 11:04:52-  Directory
Updates/2017-May-25 11:00:56-  Directory
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