Maine has the coolest datelines, like T7R9
Posted by David Brooks | Sunday, July 8, 2012
Datelines - the place where a story originates, written as (usually) all-capitals at the beginning of a news story - are pretty boring, most of the time. But not when you are writing about Maine's North Woods, as I noticed in this Bangord Daily News story about a hiker rescued from the Appalachian Trial in the 100-Mile Wilderness.
It's datelined T7R9.
That apparently refers to the "name" of unincorporated land areas, judging from this historical site (which has some cool photos), although I can't figure out what the T and R actually stand for.
This will require more study. And it sure beats "Nashua" in the intriguing category.
UPDATE: As you'll see in the comments, it's T=Township and R= Range. Neat!