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Understanding terms from Land Deeds for measuring.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I am just starting researching 1700's deeds.  Can you explain what the distance of a link, pole, chain, and furlong are?

 

Answer:  (1) Link = 7.92 inches; (1) Pole = 25 Links; (1) Chain = 100 Links, or (4) poles, or 66 Feet.  One Furlong = (10) Chains, and one mile = 80 Chains in length.


Posted by David Lambert at 01/09/2012 06:11:55 PM | 


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