§1-3-2. Survey and census; area and population


Published: 2015

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WVC 1 - 3 - 2

§1-3-2. Survey and census; area and population.

The county court of each of the counties out of which the new

county is proposed to be formed, at its first session after the

notice mentioned in the next preceding section has been published,

as required by said section, shall order a survey of the whole

county, and of that portion thereof proposed to be included in the

new county, to be made by the surveyor of such county, if there be

one, and if not by some other competent surveyor, in order to

ascertain the number of square miles in the county, as well as in

that portion thereof proposed to be included in such new county.

Such court shall also appoint some one or more competent person or

persons to take a census of the population of such county, and of

that part thereof proposed to be included in such new county, in

order to ascertain whether or not there will remain in such county

a population of six thousand after the creation of such new county.

It shall be the duty of the surveyor so directed or appointed to

make such survey, and of the person or persons so appointed to take

the census, as soon as their fees are paid or secured to be paid in

a manner satisfactory to them to proceed in the shortest time

practicable to make such survey and take such census and make

report thereof to the county court by which they were appointed;

and the surveyor shall return and file with his report two fair

plats and certificates of the survey made by him, showing the metes

and bounds of the county and the number of square miles of

territory contained therein, and the number of square miles contained within that portion thereof proposed to be included in

the new county, and the metes and bounds thereof. The return of

such survey and census shall be noted in the records of the court,

and such reports shall be filed and preserved by the clerk of such

court in his office, and a notice in writing that such return of

the survey and census has been made shall be sent to the county

court of the other county out of which such new county is proposed

to be formed.





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