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URE-SURVEY&DESCRIPT

TermDefinition
Acre 43,560 square feet
Baseline An East to West line which intercepts the Maridian and creates a point from which land can be measured under the Government or Rectangular survey method.
Lot, Block and Plat
A method of lad description used for subdivisions, identifying the location of a particular parcel in the subdivision or tract.
Meridian North to South line which intersects the baseline and creates a point from which land can be measured under the government or rectangular survey method.
Metes and Bounds Method of land description that uses measurements and monuments and utilizes angles.
Mile 5,280 feet
Monument Objects placed to mark key survey points on the Earth's surface.
Point of Beginning A term which is associated with metes and bounds. It can be any one of the corners and the first boundary can move in either direction from that point.
Range A vertical column of townships counted East and west from the meridian in the government or rectangular survey method.
Rectangular Survey Method of land description that uses base and meridian lines, townships and sections. Also referred to as the US Government Survey Method.
Section Area of land one mile square in the Government or Rectangular Survey Method. It contains 640 acres.
Tier Horizontal row of townships that move upwards or downwards from the baseline. Counted north and south in the Government Survey Method.
Township 6 miles squared (36 miles) The largest land area used in the Government Survey System.
Created by: Megan07