Quarter Section

A quarter section, often shortened to quarter, is an area of one-fourth of a square mile, or 160 acres (0.65 km2). It was a common size of a tract in homesteading in the United States and Canada.

For details on its use, see

  • Dominion Land Survey in Canada
  • Public Land Survey System in the United States
    • Section (United States land surveying)

Other articles related to "quarter section, quarter, section, sections":

Middleton Tract, California - History
... expanse of land (approximately 640 acres (2.6 km2) or one "quarter section") by way of several deeds ... The tract is legally described as the northeast quarter of section 5 the east half of the southeast quarter of section 5 the west half of section 4 all in township 8 south ... of the logging was perfunctory and many stands of old growth redwoods remained within the quarter section, including some very large trees in the Peters Creek drainage ...
Survey Township
... Each 36 square mile (~93 km²) township is divided into 36 one-square mile (~2.6 km²) sections, that can be further subdivided for sale, and each section covers exactly 640 acres (2.6 km2) ... To be more precise, the subdivisions of a section are frequently the quarter-section (160 acres) and the quarter-quarter section (40 acres) ... In the Homestead Act of 1862, one quarter-section of land was the amount allocated to each settler ...
Public Land Survey System - Social Impact - Popular Culture
... are sometimes heard in American movies, reference the quarter-quarter section ... The "lower 40" in a quarter-section is the one at lowest elevation, i.e. 160 acres (0.65 km2) of land in other words, a quarter-section ...

Famous quotes containing the words section and/or quarter:

    To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
    Frank Lloyd Wright (1869–1959)

    The most winning woman I ever knew was hanged for poisoning three little children for their insurance-money, and the most repellent man of my acquaintance is a philanthropist who has spent nearly a quarter of a million upon the London poor.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930)