In any case in which property may lawfully be taken for a
public use, application may be made by petition to the circuit
court or the judge thereof in vacation, of the county in which the
estate is situated, to appoint commissioners to ascertain a just
compensation to the owners of the estate proposed to be taken. If
a tract lies partly in one county and partly in another, the
application in relation thereto may be made in either county.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session