Definitions for "Rectangular survey system"
See Government Survey System.
A method of legal description of real estate established in 1785 by the federal government, by which land is referenced by proximity to principal meridians and base lines. Also called the U.S. government survey system and the section and township system.
used in 30 US states, this system for finding, describing, and measuring real estate uses government standards, surveys, and practices.The rectangular survey system is also called the United States Government Survey System.