Section 12-17-22

Residence.

Each circuit judge must have resided in the circuit for which he is elected or appointed for at least 12 months preceding his election or appointment and must reside in such circuit during his continuance in office.

(Code 1852, §§626, 643; Code 1867, §§744, 761; Code 1876, §§665, 668; Code 1886, §757; Code 1896, §920; Code 1907, §3257; Code 1923, §6704; Code 1940, T. 13, §176.)