Section 11-7-1

Number; qualifications, appointment, and term of office.

The county commission is authorized to appoint two surveyors for the county, who shall hold office for the term of three years and until their successors may be qualified, unless sooner removed. Before making an appointment, the court must be satisfied by evidence that the person appointed is qualified to discharge the duties of a surveyor. It is no objection that a person appointed county surveyor is a qualified surveyor of an adjacent county, but he must qualify in each county.

(Code 1852, §812; Code 1867, §947; Code 1876, §862; Code 1886, §933; Code 1896, §3889; Code 1907, §6016; Code 1923, §10345; Code 1940, T. 56, §1.)