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Rectangular Survey


Definition of "Rectangular survey"

Dave  Gajdzik
  HomeSmart Professionals

Same as term government rectangular survey: Way in which the U.S. government uses to subdivide public land. Land is designated as either a base line (East-West) or principal meridian line (North-South). It is a rectangular approach to surveying the land breaking the district down to quadrangles of 24 miles. Ranges exist every 6 miles East and West of each meridian. This system is used predominately in the West.



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