What is a section?

  A section equals one square mile of land.


640 acres
"section"

320 acres
"half-section"

160 acres
"quarter-section"

80 acres
"eighty"

40 acres
"forty"

  40 acres of land denoted by this dark green segment would
be described as the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 10.





What is a township?

  A survey township is a box of 36 square miles where the sections are designated by this numbering pattern.



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