What is plat?

  • (verb): Make a plat of.
    Example: "Plat the town"
    Synonyms: plot
    See also — Additional definitions below


A plat (/ˈplæt/ or /ˈplɑːt/) in the U.S. is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land. Other English-speaking countries generally call such a document a cadastral map or plan. U.S. General Land Office surveyors drafted township plats of Public Lands Surveys to show the distance and bearing between section corners, sometimes including topographic or vegetation information. City, town or village plats show subdivisions into blocks with streets and alleys. Further refinement often splits blocks into individual lots, usually for the purpose of selling the described lots; this has become known as subdivision. After the filing of a plat, legal descriptions can refer to block and lot-numbers rather than portions of sections.

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Plat - History
... The creation of a plat map marks an important step in the process of incorporating a town or city according to United States law ... For example, to view the original General Land Office plat for the city of San Francisco, California, filed in 1849, one must visit the Museum of the Oregon Territory in Oregon City, Oregon ...
Colonial Hills (Subdivision Of Worthington, Ohio) - History - After World War II
... to dust off the 1927 plat ... On August 8, 1946 this plat was slightly modified to connect Kenbrook and Loveman together in a "U" shape at the western end of those streets ... The original plat had the two streets merging, much as North and South Selby do, and then the merged street, named Bromley Avenue, would proceed through the ...
... Plat'Home Co ... as well as developing its own Linux distribution SSD/Linux (specialized for use with the Plat'Home MicroServers) ... the scope beyond just bringing foreign technology to Japan, Plat'Home introduced the first server line under its own brand in 1996 and has since specialized in appliance servers and storage solutions ...
Platón Sánchez
... Platón Sánchez is a town (villa) in the Mexican state of Veracruz ... the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality of Platón Sánchez ... The town's name honours Rafael Platón Sánchez (1831–1867), a native of the area who fought in the Battle of Puebla of 5 May 1862 and later chaired the court martial that sentenced Emperor Maximilian and ...
Maserati 4CL And 4CLT - The 4CLT - The Platé 4CLT
... A long term campaigner of Maserati automobiles, Enrico Platé recognised the Maserati's shortcomings as a Formula One vehicle, and converted a 4CLT/48 into the ...

More definitions of "plat":

  • (noun): A map showing planned or actual features of an area (streets and building lots etc.).