Dictionary of Wisconsin History
Search Results for: the letter 'I', Term Type: 'things'
Term: initial point (survey)
Definition: the intersection of the principal meridian and the first range line, from which the General Land Office rectangular survey proceeds in all directions; the initial point governing Wisconsin is on the Illinois border at the boundary between Grant and Lafayette counties.
[Source: More information about the G.L.O. survey in Wisconsin as well as digital images of the surveyors' original field notes are at http://libtext.library.wisc.edu/SurveyNotes/]