Definition: 1. (survey): a six-mile-square unit of land numbered north or south from the starting point;
2. (government): a unit of civil government smaller than the county and larger than the town or city, primarily used in rural areas.
[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/]