Section 11-16-28

Acquisition of lands for new county seat; erection of courthouse and jail.

The county commission shall then procure by donation or by purchase at the expense of the county suitable lots or parcels of land in such city, town, or village, taking the fee simple title thereto to the county, and shall cause to be erected at the expense of the county a suitable courthouse and a suitable jail on said lots for the county as soon as practicable.

(Code 1907, §202; Code 1923, §294; Code 1940, T. 12, §257.)