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Acre 43,560 square feet
Baseline An east-west line which intersects the meridian and creates a point from which land can be measured under the Government or rectangular survey method.
Lot, Block, and Plat A method of land description using a lot number or letter, a block designation, and then the subdivision or area where the lot and block are located.
Meridian A north-south line which intersects a baseline and creates a point from which land can be measured under the Government or rectangular survey method.
Metes and Bounds A method of land description that uses measurements and monuments and utilizes angles.
Mile 5,280 linear feet
Monument A fixed surveyor's marker for a metes and bounds description. It can be natural or man made and marks the corners of the property.
Point of Beginning In the Metes and Bounds method, this is the corner at which the boundary description starts.
Range A vertical column of townships, measured east and west from the meridian in the Government or Rectangular Survey Method.
Rectangular Survey A method of land description that uses base and meridian lines, townships and sections. It is also referred to as the Government Survey Method.
Section An area of land one mile square in the Government or Rectangular Survey Method. It contains 640 acres.
Tier The horizontal row of townships, measured north and south from the baseline in the Governmental or Rectangular Survey method.
Township The largest land area used in the rectangular or government survey system. It is six miles square.
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