Descriptions Based on Quantity of Acres

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Descriptions Based on Quantity of Acres

 

 Alabama recognizes the validity of a description of a specified number of acres situated on a geographical end of a tract.  For example, the following language describes a parallelogram: “forty-seven acres of the west part of the north half...taken off the west end of the eighty acres...” Gaston v. Weir, 84 Ala. 193, 4 So. 258 (1887).  If the description states a triangle, the angle between the two sides, the description of the two sides, and the quantity of the tract, the description is sufficient. Hayes v. Martin, 144 Ala. 532, 40 So. 204 (1906); Harris v. Byrd, 202 Ala. 78, 79 So. 472 (1918).

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