Hennessey and Company / Plat book of Racine and Kenosha counties, Wisconsin : including plats of the villages, cities and townships of the counties, map of the state, United States and world
Analysis of the system of United States land surveys
k!' irallel with the Meridian. wre indicated by Roman then comes IRatie ILY. ges East of the Meridian rutian. .0e litagram, 0. e Base L-ie. These are designated as Township ith the Basm Line. This plan is followed both Lne is reached. These divisions or Townships are fi . For instance: The first six mile division , 5 ad 6, North, and so on. The same plan is th, and so on. The " North" or "South" (the i squares,which are Called "Townships" or "Government Townships," )wnships ar a very important feature in locating or describing a piece when the number of the Township and Range is given, by merely *inple of this, Township 8 North, Range 4, West of the 5th Principal It tiers north of the Base Line and 4 tiers west of the Meridian. DIAGRAN ' i thom. This, however, is lu mo! sible by: (1st) the laa large areams; (2nd: b ondarie not falling exactly hP 1"nes. (3rd) by the convergi 1404ians or curvature of the eaw wby maccurate survej T n unless it is one o ption' c -e referred to, is div: 36 squares, which are called Secti 30 SeCtions are intended to be , or 30 rods, square and contain of land. Sections are numb, ectivoly from I to 36, as showt PAL4. Beging with Section: ortheast Corner, they run Wes ten Fast -to 12, then West to 18, n, back and forth, until they end, ion 36 in the Southeast Corner. )iagram 4 shows a plat of a Town is divided and platted by the goN t surveyors. Ahese Townships d Gover ment Townships or Conk A Townships, to distinguish them I P Townships or organized Towns] equently the lines of organized T( sdo not conform to the Governi nshin lines. fre- ies- SECTIONS OF LAND. TAGRAM 5 illustrates how a see may be subdivided, although Diagram only gives a few of many subdivisions into whic section may be divided. All Sect (except fractional Sections) are supp Scontain 640 acres--a number easily divi the convenience of the owners of the ] contains 160 acres; half of a quarter coi and so on. Each piece of land is de) embraces-as the Northeast quarter of quarter of Section 10. Diagram 5 sh shows the plan of designating and dese Diagram is marked with its description. As has already been stated, all Sec where) are supposed to contain 640 acre a! is frequently the case, making sectioi nizes no variation, but. sells or grants es The Government Surveyors are n them, but they usually establish Quart tioints marked A. B. C. and D. on D 5 9 0 4 DIAGRAN ... wa o .t,~N.A are NA"4W4=L F.. I FRACTIONAL PIECES OF LAND. ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRE3S, IN THE VkAK . sY U . A. .- "*-m........ ti 5. DrAGRAN 4~ F, 0 P.' I 05 N.E. ,/4 0 160 A. 0, N. of S. I 80 A. ofS.E.34 1 . (2DA.) ofI S. 34 of S.W. 14 of S.E. 9 D (20A.) 8VBDIVIDIG A SECTIO I am
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