# How are sections numbered? ### How are sections numbered?

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). Range Lines: The north to south lines which mark township boundaries.

### Do section lines run north and south?

The work of dividing the townships into sections starts at the southeast corner and extends across the township to the north, taking a tier of sections at a time and always working from south to north. The section lines are run parallel to the east township line rather than due north.

### How many sections are in a range?

Each 36-square-mile parcel identified by a township and range number is further divided into 36 sections, each section theoretically being 1 square mile, or 640 acres. The cells are numbered "boustrophedonically", or "as the cow plows", which means that the numbers wrap around in an "s" shape.

### What are the dimensions of a section of land?

In U.S. land surveying under the Public Land Survey System, a section is an area nominally one square mile, containing 640 acres,with 36 sections making up one township on a rectangular grid. Townships are the horizontal rows and ranges are the vertical rows in the PLSS.

### What is bigger than a section of land?

Plat – A map intended to show the division of land into lots or parcels. ... Quarter-Quarter – A subdivision of a section containing 40 acres, also known as a forty. Quarter Section – A subdivision of a section containing 160 acres.

### Which way do range lines run?

Township lines run parallel to the baseline (east-west), while range lines run north–south; each are established at 6-mile intervals.

### What is the township and range pattern?

The boundary lines that run east-to-west, dividing North from South are called township lines. The boundary lines running north to side and divide East from West are called range lines.

### How many acres are in a section of land?

Section of land. SECTION OF LAND. The lands of the United States are surveyed into parcels of six hundred and forty acres; each such parcel is called a section. 1 Story's L. U. S. 422. These sections are divided into half sections, each of which contains three hundred and twenty acres, and into quarter sections of one hundred and sixty acres each.

### How is a parcel of land divided into two parts?

In Fig. 47-1, ABCDEF represents an irregular parcel of land to be divided into two parts (Tract ABCD and Tract DEFA) by a cut off line extending from D to A. It is assumed that the length and direction of each course has been earlier determined, the latitudes and departures computed and adjusted, and the area of the whole tract computed.

### How are six sections divided into six sections?

The standard way of doing this was to divide the land into sections. An area six sections by six sections would define a township. Within this area, one section was designated as school land.

### How is an area divided into two parts?

1. Dividing an area into two parts by a line between two points. 2. Dividing an area by a line running through a point in a given direction. 3. To cut off a required area by a line through a given point. 4. To cut off a required area by a line running in a given direction.