|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:||$100.01|
|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):||$8,101|
|Average Farmland Value for North Central Iowa:||$8092.36|
|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 governed by other counties. Only at this time did it have enough inhabitants to establish its own local government. 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: Learn more on the Butler County Iowa website
Information updated as of 5/10/2016. 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.
Iowa Farmland Prices Butler County
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