Circular on Restoration of Lost Or Obliterated Corners and Subdivision of Sections: October 16, 1896

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896 - Land use - 16 pages
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Page 5 - The public lands shall be divided by north and south lines run according to the true meridian, and by others crossing them at right angles, so as to form townships of six miles square...
Page 5 - ... townships west of the Muskingum, which by the above-mentioned act are directed to be sold in quarter townships, to be subdivided into half sections of three hundred and twenty acres each, as nearly as may be, by running parallel lines through the same from east to west, and from south to north...
Page 6 - ... boundary lines shall be ascertained by running from the established corners, due north and south or east and west lines, as the case may be, to the...
Page 15 - Illinois: Auditor of State, Springfield. Indiana: Auditor of State, Indianapolis. Iowa: Secretary of State, Des Moines. Kansas: Auditor of State and Register of State Lands, Topeka. Michigan: Commissioner of State Land Office, Lansing. Mississippi: Commissioner of State Lands, Jackson. Missouri: Secretary of State, Jefferson City. Nebraska: Commissioner of Public Lands and Buildings, Lincoln. Ohio: Auditor of State, Columbus. Wisconsin: Commissioners of Public Lands, Madison. In other public-land...
Page 5 - And in all cases where the exterior lines of the townships, thus to be subdivided into sections or half sections, shall exceed or shall not extend six miles, the excess or deficiency shall be specially noted, and added to or deducted from the western and northern ranges of sections or half sections in such township, according as the error may be in running the lines from east to west, or from south to north...
Page 5 - The first line running north and south as aforesaid shall begin on the river Ohio at a point that shall be found to be due north from the western termination of a line which has been run as the southern boundary of the state of Pennsylvania and the first line running east and west shall begin at the same point and shall extend throughout the whole territory Provided that nothing herein shall be construed as fixing the western boundary of the state of Pennsylvania.
Page 12 - ... notes of original survey. The section corner started from and the corner closed upon should be connected by a right line, unless the retracement should develop the fact that the section line is either a broken or curved line, as is sometimes the case. 8. Reestablishment of interior quarter-section corners.
Page 14 - The missing meander corner will be reestablished on the section or township line retraced in its original location, by the proportionate measurement found by the preceding operations, from the nearest known corner on such township or section line, in accordance with the requirements of the original field notes of survey. Meander corners hold the peculiar position of denoting a point on line between landowners, without usually being the legal terminus or corner of the lands owned. Leading judicial...
Page 10 - Rcestablishment of interior section corners. — This class of corners should be reestablished in the same manner as corners common to four townships. In such cases, when a number of corners are missing on all sides of the one sought to be reestablished, the entire distance must, of...
Page 6 - ... to cause the lands thus situated to be surveyed in tracts of two acres in width, fronting on any river, bayou, lake, or water-course, and running back the depth of forty acres...

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