1. A measurement used in the United States Public Lands Survey System (PLSS), consisting of a strip of land six miles wide, running in a north-south direction.
2. A row or tier of townships lying east or west of the principal meridian and numbered successively to the east and to the west from the principal meridian. Abbreviated as R1E (range 1E), R2E (range 2 east), R1W (range 1 west), and so on.
Added: Fri Jan 06 2006
Last Modified: Tue May 20 2008