Surveyor's half chain, ca. 1800
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This chain is 33 feet long, or two rods in length. It is also called a half-Gunter chain.
Edmund Gunter, an English astronomer, developed the Gunter's chain and associated tables for surveying. A lot of land one chain by ten chains equaled an acre.
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