PLSS

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PLSS - US Public Land Survey System

A system of surveys which forms the basis for most legal land descriptions in the US, except for the older states on the east coast and Texas.

Terms:

  • MTRS - Meridian, Township, Range, and Section
  • Aliquot Part - Regular subdivisions of a section: half, quarter, quarter-quarter, etc.

https://nationalmap.gov/small_scale/a_plss.html