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Land Surveyors use a standard of units and measurements when it comes to Alabama Land Surveying, compiled below is a list of
Standard Surveying Units and Measurements, both past and present.


Land Surveyors Units And Measurements


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Autauga County, Alabama - Very Old Lighter Knot Property Corner


Land Surveying Units And Measurements

Standard List of Surveying Units and Measurements ,past and present :

One inch = 5.54 centimeters ( basis of international foot )
One foot = twelve (12) inches
One yard = three (3) feet
One meter = 39.37 inches = 3.2808+ feet (basis of U.S. survey foot)
One link = 0.66 feet = 7.92 inches
One rod = One pole = one perch = 16.5 feet
One Gunter`s chain = 66 feet = 100 links = 4 rods
One Engineer`s chain = 100 feet
One mile = 5280 feet = 80 Gunter`s chains = 528 Engineer`s chains
One nautical mile = 6076.10 feet
One fathom = 6 feet


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Autauga County, Alabama
Very Old Lighter Knot, Surveyor Stone & Concrete Monument


One acre = 43560 square feet
City acre = 208.71 feet x 208.71 feet = 0.9999968 acres
Country acre = 210 feet x 210 feet = 1.012 acres
One hectare = 2.471 acres
1/4 mile = 1320 feet = 20 Gunter`s chain = 80 rods
1/2 mile = 2640 feet = 40 Gunter`s chain = 160 rods
One mile = 5280 feet = 80 Gunter`s chain = 320 rods
1/16 Section = 40 acres
1/8 Section = 80 acres
1/4 Section = 160 acres
1/2 Section = 320 acres
One Section = 640 acres or square mile
One Township = 23,040 acres = 6 square miles


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Autauga County, Alabama
Land Surveyor's Witness Tree


As Land Surveyors, we at Glen Tanner Land Surveying hope this list has been some assistance in better understanding Land Surveying Units and Measurements.


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