August 1

What is an Acre

What is an Acre

Have you ever wondered what is an acre?

Main Page with Calculator –  http://www.thelandman.net/What_is_an_acre.htm

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: 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 an Acre?

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May 12

WI GIS Maps

WI GIS Maps

Wisconsin Geographic Information Systems Maps

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/wisconsin-gis-maps.html

The link above will take you to a list of of website links organized by counties throughout Wisconsin for GIS Mapping.  What is GIS?  GIS or Geographic Information Systems is a mix of hardware and software to collect data for analyzing purposes that lets end users view maps and graphical data like charts & graphs.  This can help individuals, business, groups etc… find trend and patterns.  Real Estate Companies can use it for finding property location, dimensions and even aerial photos. Below you will find a List of WI GIS Maps organized by county.

A lot of times GIS maps will be mixed in with County Land Records or County Tax Records because you can use the GIS maps to find Tax Parcels or Land Records.

WI GIS Maps

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May 12

Wisconsin County Tax Land Records

Wisconsin County Tax Land Records

WI Public Tax Records by County

Main Page – http://www.wisconsin-wi.com/county-tax-land-records.html

When you visit the link above you’ll find a list of links to the official Government website pages organized by WI County for the public tax records which most of them are free but some do have paid subscriptions for different levels of service.   Once on the government cty tax portal you can typically find current owner names, former owners, mailing address, past history on the property, tax assessments, yearly taxes, tax break down, legal descriptions, school districts, parcel numbers, fair market value, property size, links to the GIS map for the parcel, permits, documents not just for real estate but personal property as well.

Wisconsin County Tax Land Records

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