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Acres in square feet

Miles in feet
1 acre = 43,560 sq. ft

1 mile = 5280 ft.
How to figure
Volume &
Triangle area
Volume or Cubic units
L x W x H = V

1/2 the base x H = area of a Triangle
Government Lot

p 21
Government lot is part of a rectangular survey. It is hard to keep a portion exactly square so irregular portions of sections are assigned numbers by the government and thereby become called a government lot.
odd sizes
Figure the Area of Partial Sections

p 45
Section = 1 sq mile
1/2 section x 640 = 320 acres
1/4 section or 1/4 x 640 = 160 acres
1/4 quarter section is 1/4 x 1/4 x 640 = 40 acres
1/4 of a 1/4 1/4 section = 10 acres
A Township

p 17
An intersection of guide meridians & correction lines

6 mi. x 6 mi. = 36 sq mi. or One Township

1 section = 1 sq mi.
1 sq mile = 640 acres

Townships numbers begin with 1 at the top right hand corner or NE corner,then continue. 6 5 4 3 2 1
7 8 9 10 11 12
18 17 16 15 14 13 and so on up to 36.
NE Corner

p 34
When a zoning law unfairly effects an owner a variance will be granted by the state. A new use or change to a property that does not meet curent zoning laws. Ex. An owner is allowed to build a house on a piece of property even though the setback may only be 10 feet instead of the required 15 feet so a variance is given for 5 feet on the setback.
Establishes a minimum distance between the boundries and improvements that are on the piece of property.