The United States may acquire and hold lands within the limits of this state as sites for forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards and other needful buildings, or either of them, as contemplated and provided by the Constitution of the United States, which purchase may be made by contract with the owners or as otherwise provided in this title. In like manner, the United States may acquire and hold lands, rights-of-way and material needed in maintaining, operating or prosecuting works for the improvement of rivers and harbors within this state.
(Code 1852, §24; Code 1867, §22; Code 1876, §19; Code 1886, §19; Code 1896, §626; Code 1907, §2413; Code 1923, §3147; Code 1940, T. 59, §1.)
Terms Used In Alabama Code 42-1-1
- Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
- United States: includes the territories thereof and the District of Columbia. See Alabama Code 1-1-1