Homestead Certificate
Homestead Certificate

General Land Facts:

  • Square measure: 1 acre = .4047 hectare | 1 acre = 43560 square feet

  • Linear Measure: 5280 feet = 1 mile | 1760 yards = 1 mile

Click here to view a PDF example of a Section-Township-Range map, courtesy of Brian Austin, State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Homestead Certificate Cropped
...containing one hundred and fifty acres and seventy three hundreth of an acre...

Scenario: Examine the homestead certificate of Herman D. Hoeft.
Your family owns the homestead of Herman D. Hoeft.

  1. You have decided to break it into 3.5 acre lots for houses. How many lots can you create?

  2. Your friend Uwe Miller in Frankfurt, Germany wishes to purchase 3 lots. He needs to let his banker know how many hectares he is purchasing.