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Note: Acreage of farm property usually figured to center of road.

Long Measure

1 mile 80 chains
  320 rods
  5280 feet
1 Chain 4 rods
  66 feet
  100 links
1 Rod 5-1/2 yards
  16-1/2 feet
  25 links
1 Link 0.66 feet
  7-7/8 inches

Square Measure

1 Sq. Mile Regular section
  640 acres
1 Acre* 10 sq. chains
  160 sq. rods
  43, 560 sq. ft.
1 Sq. Rd 30-1/4 sq. yds.
  272-1/4 sq. ft.
1 Sq. Ft. 144 sq. ins

An Acre is about 208 -3/4 feet sq.

An Acre is 8 rods wide by 20 rods long, or any area the product of whose length by its width (in rods) is 160 or in chains is 10.