Register of Deeds

section of land

Note: Acreage of farm property usually figured to center of road.

Long Measure

1 mile

80 chains

 

320 rods

 

5280 feet

1 Chain

4 rods

 

66 feet

 

100 links

1 Rod

5-1/2 yards

 

16-1/2 feet

 

25 links

1 Link

0.66 feet

 

7-7/8 inches

Square Measure

1 Sq. Mile

Regular section

 

640 acres

1 Acre*

10 sq. chains

 

160 sq. rods

 

43, 560 sq. ft.

1 Sq. Rd

30-1/4 sq. yds.

 

272-1/4 sq. ft.

1 Sq. Ft.

144 sq. ins

*An Acre is about 208 -3/4 feet sq.
An Acre is 8 rods wide by 20 rods long, or any area the product of whose length by its width (in rods) is 160 or in chains is 10.