Butler County farmland values
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  • 8/29/17 80 Acres $9,500 87.8 CSR2 76.4 Tillable $108.20 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/13/17 160 Acres $8,750 84 CSR2 153.4 Tillable $57.04 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/13/17 15 Acres $4,000 N/A CSR2 0 Tillable
  • 11/17/17 80 Acres $6,875 86.8 CSR2 76.9 Tillable Acres $79.20 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/14/17 80 Acres $9,500 84.2 CSR2 77.4 Tillable Acres $112.82 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/14/17 162 Acres $3,150 86.1 CSR2 130.99 Tillable Acres $36.58 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/14/17 118.9 Acres $3,650 75.5 CSR2 55.1 Tillable Acres $48.34 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/14/17 79.5 Acres $4,650 63.7 CSR2 38.5 Tillable Acres $72.99 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/14/17 280 Acres $No Sale 69.3 CSR2 176.19 Tillable Acres
  • 12/14/17 79 Acres $8,500 87.7 CSR2 77.2 Tillable Acres $96.92 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/14/17 84.6 Acres $7,300 85.21 CSR2 73.44 Tillable Acres $85.67 per CSR2 Point
  • 1/10/18 272 Acres $8,600 83.2 CSR2 263.74 Tillable Acres $103.37 per CSR2 Point
  • 1/13/18 130 Acres $3,750 58.6 CSR2 40.6 Tillable Acres $63.99 per CSR2 Point
  • 3/6/18 170.27 Acres $3,400 60.8 CSR2 91.51 Tillable Acres $55.92 Per CSR2 Point
  • 3/20/18 200 Acres $No Sale 61.8 CSR2 153.39 Tillable Acres

Butler County

Location: North Central Iowa
County Average CSR: 72.2 weighted average, 79 Cropland Average, 81 CSR2 cropland average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $108.12
County Size: 580 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 324,282 total acres, 294,649 Cropland acres, 8,148 Woodland acres, 21,485 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $7,806
Average Farmland Value for North Central Iowa: $7,802
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $275.00
Rent Range: $175/a to $380/a
Average rent for North Central Iowa: $243.00
Rent per CSR Point: $3.40 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $68/a region 2 average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $48/a region 2 average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: N/A
Hunting Rights per Acre: N/A

Towns: Allison, Bristow, Greene, Parkersburg, Aplington, Clarksville, New Hartford, Shell Rock, Aredale, Dumont

Unincorporated Areas: Austinville, Kesley, Sinclair

Townships: Albion, Coldwater, Jefferson, Ripley, Beaver, Dayton, Madison, Shell Rock, Bennezette, Fremont, Monroe, Washington, Butler, Jackson, Pittsford, West Point

History: Butler County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land. It was named after Kentucky native William Orlando Butler, a general and hero of the Mexican-American War, who ran as Vice President of the United States in 1848. Until 1854, the county was goveed by other counties. Only at this time did it have enough inhabitants to establish its own local govement. The first court proceedings were conducted in a small log cabin of a settler. In 1858, the first courthouse was completed in Clarksville. After it was sold shortly thereafter to the local school district, it was used as a schoolhouse from 1863 until 1903.Clarksville was the first county seat, from 1854 to 1860, after which Butler Center became the seat. Because locals became disenchanted with Butler Center (partially because of its inaccessibility during the winter), Allison was made the county seat on January 10, 1881.When the tracks of the Dubuque and Dakota Railroad were laid through Allison, the seat was moved there on January 10, 1881. Allison was named after the Dubuque native Republican politician, lawyer and senator William B. Allison.

Additional Information: Lea more on the Butler County Iowa website

Information updated as of 1/29/18.Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Butler County Extension Office, Butler County courthouse records, Surety Maps, Wikipedia, Iowa Department of Transportation and USDA. An attempt has been made to verify information but it is not guaranteed to be accurate. Confirm all information that you must rely for decision making purposes.


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