Business / Real Estate / Township: A division of territory, used in the government (rectangular survey system of land description, which is six miles square, and contains 36 sections, each of which is one mile square and consists of 23,040 acres.

Township Squares

Business / Real Estate / Township Squares: When the horizontal township lines and the vertical range lines intersect, they form squares. These township squares are the basic units of the rectangular survey system. Townships are 6 miles square MORE

Township Tiers

Business / Real Estate / Township Tiers: Township lines form strips of land called township tiers. These township tiers are designated by consecutive numbers north or south of the base line. MORE

Township Line

Business / Real Estate / Township Line: Lines running east and west, parallel to the base line and six miles apart. MORE

Tier (Township Strip)

Business / Real Estate / Tier (Township Strip): A strip of land six miles wide, extending east and west and numbered north and south according to its distance from the base line in the rectangular (government) survey system of legal description. MORE


Business / Real Estate / Section(S): As used in the government survey method, a land area of one square mile, or 640 acres. A section is 1/36 of a township, or each township contains 36 sections. Sections are numbered 1 through 36. Secti MORE

Correction Lines

Business / Real Estate / Correction Lines: Provisions in the rectangular survey (government survey) system made to compensate for the curvature of the earths surface. Every fourth township line (at 24-mile intervals) is used as a correction li MORE