§39-1-17. Duty to provide cornerstone monuments; acknowledgment
or proof not necessary to recordation of plat.
It shall be the duty of the engineer in charge, or the
owner, or owners, or the agent of the owner or owners, of any
subdivision of land in this state to have permanent cornerstone
monuments, of stone or concrete, not less than twenty-four inches
in length by six inches square at the top, or not less than six
inches in diameter, with proper centers, placed at the most
important corners (where permanent corners do not already exist)
so that there shall be not less than two permanent corners to
each lot or block of any subdivision thereafter made, and the
position of the same shall be indicated on the plan or map when
finally filed for record. No certificate of acknowledgment, or
other proof thereof, shall be necessary or prerequisite to the
recordation of such plat, map or plan.