What is a section?

  A section equals one square mile of land.

640 acres

320 acres

160 acres

80 acres

40 acres

  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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