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03 April 2011

Sections, Quartersections, and Congressional Townships

In most areas of the United States, a section is 640 acres, a quartersection is 160 acres, and a Congressional Township is 6 miles on a side. There are exceptions--especially in Ohio. If you are doing research in a state that uses sections and townships and your ancestors were property owners you should either know or find out.