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§43‑7.  Land lying in two or more counties.

In every proceeding toregister title, in which it is alleged in the petition or made to appear thatthe land therein described, whether in one or more parcels, is situated partlyin one county and partly in another, or is situated in two or more counties,that is to say, when an entire tract, or two or more entire tracts, aresituated in two or more counties (but not separate or several tracts indifferent counties) it shall be competent to institute the proceedings beforethe clerk of the superior court of any county in which any part of such tractlying in two or more counties is situated, and said clerk shall havejurisdiction both of the parties and of the subject matter as fully as if saidland was situated wholly in his county; but upon the entry of a final decree ofregistration of title, the clerk by or before whom the same was rendered shallcertify a copy thereof to the register of deeds of every county in which saidland or any part thereof is situated, and the same shall be there filed andrecorded; and every such register of deeds, upon demand of the person entitledand payment of requisite fees therefor, shall issue and deliver a certificateof title for that part of said land situated in his county. This section shallapply and become effective in all cases or proceedings heretofore conductedbefore any clerk of the superior court of this State for registration of title,as in this Chapter authorized, when the land described in the petition as an entiretract was situated in two or more counties, as aforesaid; and upon the filingand recording of a certified copy of the final decree or decree of registrationtherein, the register of deeds shall issue and deliver a certificate of titleto the present owner or person entitled to the same, for that part of the landsituated in his county, as aforesaid, upon payment or tender of proper feestherefor. (1919, c. 82, s. 1; C.S., s. 2383.)