One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preëmption laws.
a piece of land one square mile in area forming one of the 36 subdivisions of a township
In the U.S. public land surveying system, an area one mile square. See aliquot.
A square tract of land having an area of one square mile (=640 acres). There are 36 sections in a township.
Square mile tract of land (640 acres). A section is 1/36th of a township.
See Survey Section.
(1) A unit of land measurement in the rectangular survey system. Each 6-mile square, or township, is divided into 36 sections. A section usually is 1 square mile, or 640 acres. It may be larger or smaller, depending on its position in the township. (2) Vertically arrayed data. Compare map.
A subdivision of a Public Land Survey Township, measuring one mile square (640 acres). Each township has 36 sections.
A square mile of land, as established by government survey, containing 640 acres. Back to the Top
A length of canal transformed from virgin forest or virgin swamp into a canal prism. It was possible to build a one-mile prism in 4 1/2 days.
Another term for Plan, usually used in Torrens System of land registration.
Measure of land representing one square mile in the government rectangular survey; 640 acres. There are 36 sections in a 6-mile square township.
a traditional unit of area in the U.S., equal to 1 square mile. This unit is used by the U.S. Public Land Survey System, which applies to most of the U.S. except for the original 13 states, Alaska, and Hawaii.
roughly square area within the PLS that is approximately one mile square.
Defines the unit of subdivision of a township with boundaries conforming to the rectangular system of survey.
A square parcel of land consisting of four quarter sections containing approximately 640 acres.
One square mile in the government rectangular survey. See drawing.
a measurement of a section of land, roughly 1 mi.Â² or 640 acres.This measurement is used in the government survey system and represents one 36th of a total township.
A unit of a township, usually one square mile
A 1-mile-square area of land described by the rectangular survey system, consisting of 640 acres.
One square mile of land within a township. 36 sections make up one township. See also Township.
a taxonomic group, usually a subdivision of a genus.
a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people; "no section of the nation is more ardent than the South"; "there are three synagogues in the Jewish section"
a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side
a chunk of land that measures one mile by one mile
a (generally speaking) square mile of land
a logical subdivision of a magazine which helps to identify the general subject domain of the contained content
an area of land within a township
a string enclosed in square brackets
A drawing showing a vertical slice through a building or a piece of land that is a mile by a mile in size.
A nominal 1 square mile (640 acres) of land identified by its township, and section numbers. One of 36 sections in a township.
One square mile of land, or 640 acres, under the government survey system.
Unit of subdivision of a township; normally a quadrangle 1 mile square with boundaries conforming to meridians and parallels within established limits, and containing 640 acres as nearly as practicable.
A portion of a township under the Public Land Survey System. A section is approximately one mile by one mile and 640 acres. A township is divided into 36 sections.
An ecological unit in the subregion planning and analysis scale of the National Hierarchical Framework corresponding to subdivisions of a Province having broad areas of similar geomorphic process, stratigraphy, geologic origin, drainage networks, topography, and regional climate. Such areas are often inferred by relating geologic maps to potential natural vegetation groupings as mapped by K\"uchler (1964). (ECOMAP 1993.)
In a public land survey system, a subdivision 1/36 of a township equal to one square mile or 640 acres and having boundaries conforming to meridians and parallels.
640 acres or one square mile
A parcel of land comprising one square mile or 640 acres.
1) One of the 36 units that subdivides a township. It is a piece of land that is generally one mile square. 2) An exposed vertical or inclined surface, such as a cliff or quarry face. 3) geologic term used for a columnar section, type section or thin section.
in the public land survey system of land description, one of the 36 sections, each one mile square or 640 acres, into which each township is divided.
A square mile in the Government Survey Method, contains 640 acres.
In the government survey system, a section is one mile square and contains 640 acres. There are 36 sections in a township.
Measure of land; one of the divisions employed in a government survey. It measures one mile on each side and contains 640 acres of land (if regular in shape.)
A land unit equal to one square mile, 640 acres or 1/36 of a township.
One square mile in a government rectangular survey. There are 36 sections in a six mile square township.
Part of a real estate property description which is reflected as Lot, Block, Subdivision name, plat number, Survey number, or Meridian, Township, Range, Section (MTRS). As used in the government survey method, a land area of one square mile, or 640 acres.
As used in the government survey method, a land area of one square mile, or 640 acres. A section is 1/36 of a township, or each township contains 36 sections. Sections are numbered 1 through 36. Section 1 is always in the northeast, or upper right-hand, corner. The numbering proceeds right to left to the upper left-hand corner. From there, the numbers drop down to the next tier and continue from left to right, then back from right to left. (See government survey system)
Section, refers to the section on USGS maps. There are 36 sections in one township
A quantitative measurement of land used in the Government Survey Method equal to one mile square, containing 640 acres. There are 36 sections in a township.
In the United States Public Land Survey the unit of subdivision of a township. Normally a quadrangle of one mile square, there are 36 such units in a township.
A portion of township under the rectangular (government) survey system. A township is divided into 36 sections, numbered one through 36. A section is a square with mile-long sides and an area of one square mile, or 640 acres.
A parcel of land approximately one mile square, containing 640 acres, which is located within a township, as established by U.S. Government Survey.
As used in the Government Survey System, a section of land is an area one mile square, containing 640 acres. It is 1/36th of a township.
In land survey terms, one of 36 subdivisions of a township, each of which is theoretically one mile square and contains 640 acres. In the actual surveys the dimensions and areas of these sections are subject to variance from the theoretical standards of the system. The township sections are numbered progressively from the northeast corner from 1 to 36. These section lines and numbers are marked on the Fisher, McKenzie, and USGS maps of the Boundary Waters. Section numbers are sometimes taken as names for lakes, a sure mark of desperation. ( Township sections diagram)
A square parcel of land, measuring 1 mile by 1 mile, containing 640 acres.
A land measure of approximately one square mile or 640 acres used in the rectangular survey method of describing real estate. See also township and range.
An area of land equal to one square mile (640 acres)
In U.S. land surveying, a section is an area nominally one mile square, containing 640 acres (2.6 km²). Nominally, 36 sections make up a survey township on a rectangular grid. As the townships are based on meridians (of longitude) which converge towards the north pole, some sections which vary slightly in size are necessary to compensate.