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Weights & Measures


Linear measure (length) 1 league
1 mile
1 furlong
1 rod
1 yard
1 foot
= 3 miles
= 5,280 feet or 320 rods
= 40 rods
= 16 1/2 feet
= 3 feet
= 12 inches
Square measure (area) 1 acre
1 square rod
1 square yard
1 square foot
= 160 square rods or 43,560 square feet
= 20 1/4 square yards
= 9 square feet
= 144 square inches
Cubic measure (volume) 1 cubic yard
1 cubic foot
1 cord (4'x4'x8')
1 cord (4'x4'x1')
2.5 cubic feet of ear corn
1.2 cubic feet of shelled corn
= 27 cubic feet
= 1,728 cubic inches
= 8 cord feet
= 16 cubic feet
= 1 bushel
= 1 bushel
Liquid measure 1 gallon
1 quart
1 pint
1 pint
= 4 quarts
= 2 pints
= 4 gills
= 16 fluid ounces
Dry measure 1 bushel
1 peck
1 quart
= 4 pecks
= 8 quarts
= 2 pints
Weight
(ordinary commodities)
1 long ton
1 short ton
1 hundredweight(cwt.)
1 stone
1 pound(lb.)
1 ounce (oz.)
= 2,240 pounds
= 2,000 pounds
= 100 pounds
= 14 pounds
= 16 ounces
= 16 grams
 
 
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