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Subject: [Ont] Michigan Township - Ranges
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 23:53:37 EDT
Don't know if this will help anyone - for the State of Michigan in the U.S.
Each section in a county is 1 square mile. There are 36 sections (36 sq.
miles) in each county - 6 sections running North and South and 6 sections
running East and West (or 6 miles each way). Some counties will have
exceptions in their sections due to the shape of the land.
The Base Line, which runs East and West is at the bottom of Ingham County
(most Southern border). The Michigan Meridian, which runs North and South,
also is in Ingham County (in fact, it runs down the center of Ingham County.)
At the Base Line and Michigan Meridian, the coordinates would be 0.
Therefore, 7N would be (7 x 6 mi.) North of the base line - 42 miles and 15 E
would be (15 x 6 mi.) East of the Michigan Meridian, which is 90 miles.
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