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What is an Acre? / How big is an Acre?

Have you ever wondered what is an acre?

Definition of an Acre:

"A unit of area in the U.S. Customary System, used in land and sea floor measurement and equal to 160 square rods, 4,840 square yards, or 43,560 square feet." 

(Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=acre from Dictionary.com)

  • A square acre is 208.71' X 208.71 but and acre can 1' X 43,560'
  • Did you know that 1 square mile is equal to 640 acres.

A square Acre(s):
1 Acre = 208.7’ X 208.7’ (rounded down)
5 Acres = 466.7’ X 466.7’ (rounded up)
10 Acres = 660’ X 660’
40 Acres = 1320’ X 1320’  40 Acre Parcels are Normally Square.
640 Acres (1 Square Mile) – 5280’ X 5280’

What is a Hectare?

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How many square feet in an acre?

There are 43,560 square feet per acre.

Did you know that there are 1,742,400 square feet in a standard 40 acre parcel. 

Other Acreage Conversions

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What does 40 Acres and a Mule mean?

After slavery was abolished in the United State in 1865 the US Government granted each freed family 40 acre parcel of land and a mule to till it.

Full Official Story of 40 Acres and a Mule http://www.usconstitution.com/40Acres.htm


Acreage Calculator - Acre Conversion - Convert Acres

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What is An Acre?

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