# How are sections of land divided?

### How are sections of land divided?

Sections are subdivided portions of survey townships each consisting of one square mile area of land that contains 640 acres. Sections are often further divided into: ... quarter sections consisting of 160 acres each; or. quarter of a quarter sections consisting of 40 acres each.

### What is a 1/16th corner?

A given Center-North 1/16th could be the Corner of 4 Original Patents, or 3, or 2. All described as various 1/2(s) of 1/4(s), 1/4(s) of 1/4(s), etc.

### Why are townships 36 square miles?

The lines are 6 miles apart in every direction, so they create squares called “townships”. A square that measures 6 miles on each side has an area of 36 square miles (6 times 6), so each township covers 36 square miles.

### How many acres is a government lot?

A standard quarter-quarter is 1/16 of a mile square. Any quarter-quarters that were more than 40 acres or less than 40 acres were named as government lots.

### What is a section divided into?

Sections are further divided into quarters.

### Are section corners marked?

The Bureau of Land Management has standardized the marking of corners used in present-day surveys. All types of corner monuments are systematically marked to furnish identification of the monument. However, it is possible you may encounter monuments placed many years ago, which do not conform to current practice.

### How do you label a section corner?

Sections are numbered beginning with the northeast-most section (#1), proceeding west to 6, then south along the west edge of the township and to the east (#36 is in the SE corner).

### How many miles is 36 square miles?

These townships also have the area of 36 square miles (six miles by six miles).

### What do you call 100 acres?

The hectare (/ˈhɛktɛər, -tɑːr/; SI symbol: ha) is a non-SI metric unit of area equal to a square with 100-metre sides (1 hm2), or 10,000 m2, and is primarily used in the measurement of land. ... An acre is about 0.

### Which is an example of a government lot?

Government Lot: A subdivision of a section, which is normally described by a lot number for example, lot 5. A government lot may be regular or irregular in shape and its acreage varies from that of regular section subdivisions. Typically government lots are located along meandering bodies of water.

### How are lots numbered in the BLM system?

Lots are numbered similar to the 36 sections of a township. Lots are normally numbered starting in the northeast corner of the section in a counterclockwise direction but because of irregularities of land features lot numbering systems do vary. Following are visual examples of how a lotting scheme is portrayed on plats.

### Which is the government lot in Section 15?

The term "government lot" is used for such parcels and they are usually described separately from the rest of the section using single numbers (such as "Government Lot 5 of Section 15"). Also, parcels within a platted subdivision are often specified by lot number rather than using PLSS descriptions.

### Where do the lots start on a plat?

Lots are normally numbered starting in the northeast corner of the section in a counterclockwise direction but because of irregularities of land features lot numbering systems do vary. Following are visual examples of how a lotting scheme is portrayed on plats.