Object: Rod - Roede

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The rod or roede was a unit of measure in New Amsterdam often used in helping to measure land or buildings.

It was approximately 12 feet (voeten) and could vary depending upon the system used.

Rhinelandse roede - 12 voeten, 12.36 feet, or 3.7674 meters

Amsterdamse roede - 13 voeten, 12.071 feet, or 3.6807 meters