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The Mi(dd)le of Four Sections

A cache by HickoryJack Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/9/2013
In Iowa, United States
1 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This Cache is located in the Middle of 4 Sections or Four Square Miles of Iowa Farmland. Thanks to (dd) for providing this cache.

Easy Park and Grab, byop.


In U.S. land surveying under the Public Land Survey System (PLSS), a section is an area nominally one square mile, containing 640 acres (260 hectare, The hectare symbol ha is a metric unit of area defined as 10,000 square metres (100 m by 100 m), A hectare of land is about 2.47 acres). One of the reasons for creating sections of 640 acres was the ease of dividing into halves and quarters while still maintaining a whole number of acres. A section can be halved seven times in this way, down to a 5 acres (2.0 hectare) parcel, or half of a quarter-quarter-quarter section—an easily surveyed 50 square chain area. This system was of great practical value on the American frontier, where surveyors often had a shaky grasp of mathematics and were required to work quickly

Source; Wikipedia

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fgbc naq gnxr n ybbx ng Vbjn'f Pbea (Znvmr) naq Fblorna svryqf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 8/24/2017 4:01:12 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:01 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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