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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 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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The township, range and section system used by the United States Geographic Survey depicts state and section boundaries of each state. It bases the maps on survey data it began measuring in the 1800s, according to the Mi... 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 »

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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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