plat and cadastral

According to Wikipedia:

“In the United States, a plat […] is a map, drawn to scale, showing the divisions of a piece of land. […] City, town or village plats show subdivisions into blocks with streets and alleys.”

That Wikipedia page also introduced me to the term cadastral, which my dictionary defines as “showing or recording property boundaries, subdivision lines, buildings, and related details.” Cadastral derives eventually from Late Greek katastichon, meaning “notebook.”

One Response to “plat and cadastral”

  1. Holly

    My dad talkes occasionally about a “plat book” he had, which I knew showed our farm and the ones around it, but I wondered as a kid what it meant and never thought of it now ice had the chance to look “plat” up! Thanks for reminding me of it.


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