General Land Facts:
- Square measure: 1 acre = .4047 hectare | 1 acre = 43560 square feet
- Linear Measure: 5280 feet = 1 mile | 1760 yards = 1 mile
Click here to view a PDF example of a Section-Township-Range map, courtesy of Brian Austin, State Historical Society of North Dakota.
...containing one hundred and fifty acres and seventy three hundreth of an acre...
Scenario: Examine the homestead certificate of Herman D. Hoeft.
Your family owns the homestead of Herman D. Hoeft.
- You have decided to break it into 3.5 acre lots for houses. How many lots can you create?
- Your friend Uwe Miller in Frankfurt, Germany wishes to purchase 3 lots. He needs to let his banker know how many hectares he is purchasing.