Land Measurement Guide

12 inches   = 1 foot

144 sq. inches = 1 square foot  

3 feet     = 1 yard   

9 sq. feet   = 1 square yard

220 yards    = 1 furlong

4840 sq. yards  = 1 acre

8 furlongs = 1 mile

640 acres      = 1 square mile

5280 feet     = 1 mile   

1 sq.mile    = 1 section

1760 yards    = 1 mile  

36 sections   = 1 Township = 6 square miles

1 section = 640 acres

1/2 section = 320 acres

1/4 section = 160 acres

1/2 of 1/4 section = 80 acres

1/4 of 1/4 section = 40 acres

1 side of a section = 1 mile

1 mile = 5,280 feet = 320 rods = 80 chains

1 rod = 16.5 feet

1 chain = 66 feet = 4 rods

43,560 square feet = 1 acre

An Acre is:

43,560 square feet

165 feet by 263 feet

198 feet by 220 feet

660 feet by 66 feet

160 square rods

208.2 square or 208.2 times 208.2 = 1 acre

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