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From: "Stanley A. Wickman" <>
Subject: Re: [Ont] Michigan Township - Ranges
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 08:57:53 -0400
Please note: There are 36 square miles in a township. A county consists of
as many townships as could be enclosed in the politics and/or economics of
Property is also described by its METES and BOUNDS which entails the terms,
RANGE and TOWN, of whose definitions I am too uncertain to venture a
statement at this hour.
Stan from Livonia, MI
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Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 11:53 PM
Subject: [Ont] Michigan Township - Ranges
> Don't know if this will help anyone - for the State of Michigan in the
> 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
> also is in Ingham County (in fact, it runs down the center of Ingham
> 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
> would be (15 x 6 mi.) East of the Michigan Meridian, which is 90 miles.
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