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# How many feet of fence to surround an acre?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### November 04, 2007 3:48PM

An acre is 66 feet by 660 feet so **1,452 feet** of fence
would surround an acre.

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### How many fence post 10 ft apart will you need for a 1 acre pasture?

Specifying the area inside the fence doesn't tell you the
dimensions, and the
length of fence needed to enclose it (the perimeter) depends on
the shape.
-- The minimum fence that can enclose 1 acre is 740 feet (73
fence posts),
around a circle with a diameter of 236 feet.
-- The minimum fence that can enclose 1 acre with straight sides
is 834 feet (83 fence posts),
around a square with 208.7-foot sides.
-- If it has straight sides but it's rectangular (not square),
then the bigger the
difference is between the length and width, the more fence (and
posts) you need.
For example, if the pasture is 6-ft wide and 7,260-ft long, it's
exactly one acre,
the horses have to stand in single-file while they graze, and it
takes 14,532 feet
of fence (1,453 fence posts) to enclose it.