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The Public Land Survey System publishes grid-like maps that break public lands down into 6-mile squares called townships, then subdivides each township into 36 1-mile squares called sections. Heavily populated sections a... More »

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"Township," "range" and "section" are terms used in the Public Land Survey System to designate the location of land in relation to a baseline and Principal Meridian. "Township," with a capital "T," refers to the location... More »

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Section ranges are east or west measurements taken from a designated principal meridian, while township ranges are north or south measurements taken from a designated base line. The two measurements form a grid noting th... More »

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"Township," "range" and "section" are terms used in the Public Land Survey System to designate the location of land in relation to a baseline and Principal Meridian. "Township," with a capital "T," refers to the location... More »

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The U.S. Geological Survey publishes maps of townships, and the agency further divides townships in the Public Land Survey System into 36 sections of 1 square mile each. Cartographers subdivide these sections into quarte... More »

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The Public Land Act of 1796 authorized the sale of federal lands in sections consisting of 640 acres each for a price of $2 per acre, explains How Stuff Works. This essentially reduced the price of the land while increas... More »

Township and range maps are available on GeoCommunicator.gov and on EarthPoint.us. GeoCommunicator displays a map depicting the U.S. Public Land Survey System, while EarthPoint overlays this map onto Google Earth images ... More »

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