Display USGS section, township and range grids. As you zoom in, township and range will resolve into individual sections.
What is Section, Township, and Range?
From the USGS Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Website:
- Section - A one-square-mile block of land, containing 640 acres, or approximately one thirty-sixth of a township. Due to the curvature of the Earth, sections may occasionally be slightly smaller than one square mile.
- Township - An approximately 6-mile square area of land, containing 36 sections. Also, a horizontal row of townships in the PLSS.
- Range - A vertical column of townships in the PLSS.
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