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1

The four methods used to legally describe property are:
1. _____
2. _____
3. _____
4. _____

Monuments method
Surveyor's or metes and bounds method
Government survey method
Plat or lot and block method

2

This method is the oldest but least accurate method of land description.

Monuments method

3

_____ are measurements of distance and _____ are compass directions.

metes
bounds

4

The survey method begins by giving directions from a ______ to the ______, at the edge of the property.

monument
Point of Beginning (POB)

5

When a survey returns to the point of beginning, it's called a _____.

closing

6

According to the metes and bounds method, N 45° E is opposite what?

S 45° W

7

The rectangular method and grid method are synonymous with the _____ method

government survey

8

In the government survey method, the point of beginning (POB) is in ______.

Tallahassee

9

The main east/west line in the government survey method originating in Tallahassee is the ______.

Tallahassee Baseline

10

The main north/south line in the government survey method originating in Tallahassee is the ______.

Tallahassee Principal Meridian

11

In the government survey method, the vertical lines every 6 miles are called _____ or _____.

ranges or meridians

12

In the government survey method, the horizontal lines every 6 miles are called _____, _____ or _____.

baselines, or township lines

13

In the government survey method, the areas between meridians lines are called.

ranges

14

In the government survey method, the areas between baselines are called.

tiers

15

A township is _____ mile(s) square and contains _____ square mile(s).

6
36

16

A township contains _____ sections.

36

17

Section ______ is in the top-right corner of a township, and section _____ is in the bottom-right.

1
36

18

The intersection of guide meridians and correction lines for the curvature of the earth form a 24-mile-square area called a _____.

check

19

1 section = _____ acres

640

20

1 section = ______ square mile(s)

1

21

1 square mile = _____ acres

640

22

1 acre contains _____ square feet

43,650

23

1 mile is _____ feet long

5,280

24

A check contains _____ townships.

16

25

Correction lines are located every _____ miles north and south of the Tallahassee Baseline.

24

26

All legal descriptions of properties described with the plat method are described by reference to the _____, block number, subdivision name, book number, and page number.

lot number

27

Lot and block method = _____

Plat method

28

Grid method = rectangular method = _____

government survey method

29

The legal description: "The E 1/2 of the N 1/2 of Section 28, T19S, R10E. " would be how many acres?

160