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Public Land Survey Systems

Credit: 4 PDH
Course Fee: $36.00
10 pages

Course Summary:

The Public Land Survey System (PLSS) was originally set up to sell the lands acquired by the U.S. Government in the Northwest Territory (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin) . It was so successful that it was used later to sell land in the Louisiana Purchase, Oregon Territory, Mexican Cession, and Alaska.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this course the participant learn:

  • The history and background of public land survey systems.
  • What is township division
  • What is section subdivision
  • How to Restore  lost or obliterated survey corners

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

Course Author: Washington State Department of Transportation

Course 1

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