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In order to carry out the purposes of Sections 55-13-15 through 55-13-29, all of the provisions, rights and powers granted the Highway Commission, and the several counties by any general condemnation law of the State of Mississippi, are hereby conferred upon the Highway Commission and the several counties through which said trace is to run, and the following additional powers are also hereby granted:
(a) The right to go on private property for the purpose of making preliminary surveys and measurements for the ascertaining of the exact location and description of the land to be acquired for the Natchez Trace, is hereby granted to agents and employees of the several counties, the State Highway Commission and the federal government.
(b) Immediately upon the payment of any award to the property owner or to the chancery clerk, as the case may be, the fee simple title to any such land acquired by condemnation shall pass to the condemnor.
(c) The State Highway Commission and the several counties through which the trace is to run are hereby authorized to condemn right-of-way for said trace on behalf of and in the name of the State of Mississippi, and as soon as the fee simple title, as above provided, vests in the State of Mississippi, the governor is hereby authorized to execute a conveyance by warranty deed to the United States government of any such land so acquired.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 55. Parks and Recreation § 55-13-27. Condemnation powers - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-55-parks-and-recreation/ms-code-sect-55-13-27/
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