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From: Bill Doyle <>
Subject: RE: [DMU] chains and poles
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 18:58:17 -0400
Carmen, I cannot answer your question about what others have done but
you may find the following information useful. Please note that the
information was provided by the DeWitt Museum at Williamsburg so I am
confident that it is correct.
One chain is four poles with 100 links per chain. Each link is 7.92
Two poles are 33 feet.
There are 320 poles per mile.
There are 160 square poles per acre.
There are 10 square chains per acre.
Source: Williamsburg DeWitt Museum display of surveying tools.
Carmen Finley said:
Steve and all,
I am thoroughly confused about the difference between chains and poles.
I have been working with the original Cub Creek settlers as defined by