Compass

Land Measurements

Ruler

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ONE SECTION OF LAND CONTAINS ONE SQUARE MILE OR 640 ACRES
Not to Scale

20 chains = 80 rods


W½ N W¼

80 Acres



1320 Feet
20chains = 80 rods


E½ N W ¼

80 Acres



1320 Feet
40 Chains = 160 rods



NE ¼

160 Acres




2640 Feet



NW ¼ SW ¼

40 Acres
NE ¼ SW ¼

40 Acres
N½ NW¼ SE¼
20 Acres
         W½ 
NE¼
SE ¼
20 Acres
10 chains
E½ 
NE¼
SE ¼
20 Acres

10 chains
S½ NW¼ SE¼
20 Acres
SW¼ SW¼
40 Acres =
80 Rods
SE¼ SW¼
40 Acres =
440 Yards
NW¼
SW¼
SE¼
10 Acres
NE¼
SW¼
SE¼
10 Acres
5 Acres 5
Acs
5 chains
5
Acs
20
rods
5 Acres
1

Furlong
SW¼
SW¼
SE¼

10 Acres /
660 Feet
SE¼
SW¼
SE¼

10 Acres/
660 Feet
2½ Acs 2½ Acs 10 Acres
equals

80 lots of
30' X 125'
330 ft 330 ft

LAND MEASUREMENTS 1 mile = 8 furlongs = 80 chains
= 320 rods = 5280 feet
1 link - 7.92 inches
1 sq. rod = 272.25 sq. feet
1 rod = 16.5 feet
1 acre = 43,560 square feet
1 chain = 100 links = 66 feet 1 acre = 160 square rods
1 furlong = 40 rods = 660 feet 1 acre = 4840 square yards

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