Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the United States Government Land Survey, a square tract of laud containing 160 acres, and constituting one fourth of a section.
“If you take a healthy quarter-section of good native grass and just let it sit with no grazing, no fire and no disturbance then I promise you in 15 years or so you'll have 160 acres of cedar.”
“In December 1912, the City Club of Chicago staged a competition for the design of a quarter-section of the Chicago grid.”
“Eventually I learned it was equivalent to 160 acres, but why was it a quarter-section?”
“The landscape scale is the quarter-section (160 acres) Midwestern farmstead.”
“The quarter-section between 15th and 21st, Utica and Lewis, is already hard-pressed by the expansion of St. John Medical Center.”
“Thus he was able to buy a quarter-section of land for one hundred and fifty dollars an acre, and to sell it in a year or two, after installing a cement floor in the barn and running water in the house, for one hundred and eighty or even two hundred.”
“Now, illegal fireworks were going off on all three sides of the empty field (which is about a quarter-section, or so).”
“The Homestead Act, giving a quarter-section of land to each settler, was a magnet.”
“American Fork, above his fort at New Helvetia, for the general benefit of the settlers in that vicinity; that he had incurred considerable expense, and wanted a "preemption" to the quarter-section of land on which the mill was located, embracing the tail-race in which this particular gold had been found.”
“Yet, as it might add value to the location, he dispatched to our headquarters at Monterey, as I have already related, the two men with a written application for a preemption to the quarter-section of land at Coloma.”
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