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Acre: What is it?

michiganfence12What is an acre?

1.  A city in Israel, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.

2.  An acre is a unit of measure for determining the size of a parcel of land. An acre consists of 43,560 square feet of land.

An acre could be formed with varying lengths and widths totaling 43,560 square feet. For example, a parcel of land with a width of 132 feet and a depth of 330 feet would be an acre.

A parcel of land with a width of 208.71 feet and a depth of 208.71 feet would also be an acre. When the length and the width are the same, as they are in the second example, the parcel would be considered a square acre.

A forty acre parcel with a length of 1320 feet and a width of 1320 feet is often referred to as a “square forty”.

Written by Dave.