The base for this map was generated using the U.S. Census Bureau's Tiger Mapping Service. The Township and Range land survey grid numbers are taken from a Department of Commerce map of Colorado and were added to the base map by Lee Zion.
Land survey townships are six miles square and are sub-divided into thirty-six sections. Township numbers are referenced to the survey grid "Baseline" at 40° North running east to west through Yuma County. Range numbers are referenced to the 6th Principal Meridian which runs north to south in Eastern Nebraska.
Townships in Range 42 West along the eastern edge of Phillips County are shared with Chase and Perkins Counties in Nebraska. Townships in Township 9 North are split evenly between Phillips and Sedgwick Counties.
The 36, one mile square, sections in each township are numbered from the northeastern corner of the township as shown in the map below. Sections 16 and 36 are colored to indicate the owner was originally the State of Colorado while the rest of the sections in the township were retained by the U.S. government and sold under the 1862 Homestead Act and under other acts to individuals.
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Vicki L. Conklin -- Last Update: 25-Jun-2006