WVC 35 - 5 - 1
§35-5-1. Appointment of new trustees for burial grounds.
Where any conveyance, dedication or devise was made of land
for burial grounds, to any church, religious sect, society,
congregation or denomination, or to any benevolent, fraternal,
patriotic, literary, temperance, or charitable society, order,
lodge or association, that has dissolved or become extinct in the
county and vicinity where such burial grounds are situated, and
the trustees of same have removed or died, the circuit court of
such county, upon the application of five or more persons having
relatives buried in such burial grounds, shall appoint five
trustees, who for the time being and their successors shall be
invested with all the powers necessary to promote and carry out
the object and purposes named in such conveyance, dedication or
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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