township and range

  • The coordinates of a township based on its relative location to latitudinal and longitudinal reference lines. For example, the city of Lebanon in Linn County is situated in Township 12 South and Range 2 West which narrows its location to an area 66 to 72 miles south of the Base Line latitudinal reference line and 6 to 12 miles west of the Willamette Meridian longitudinal reference line. Survey related records are often arranged by township and range.

    Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division 1

1Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division, Oregon Historical County Records Guide: Glossary of Terms, http://­www.sos.state.or.us/­archives/­county/­cpglossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).