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Recent Sales in This County

  • 8/01/17 248 Acres $9,150 84 CSR2 238.12 Tillable $108.93 per CSR2 Point
  • 8/29/17 119 Acres $8,400 82.1 CSR2 109.95 Tillable $102.31 per CSR2 Point
  • 9/1/17 95 Acres $8,000 88 CSR2 82.24 Tillable $90.91 per CSR2 Point
  • 11/6/17 80 Acres $9,700 85.2 CSR2 78.58 Tillable Acres $113.84 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/20/17 80 Acres $8,050 81.6 CSR2 75.28 Tillable Acres $98.65 per CSR2 Point
  • 4/10/18 164.84 Acres $7,900 85.4 CSR2 161.12 Tillable Acres $92.51 per CSR2 Point
  • 4/10/18 77 Acres $8,300 84.9 CSR2 73.14 Tillable Acres $97.76 per CSR2 Point
  • 4/10/18 158.59 Acres $6,650 87.1 CSR2 126.75 Tillable Acres $76.35 per CSR2 Point
  • 5/2/18 20 Acres $10,500 N/ACSR2 0 Tillable Acres
  • 5/2/18 61.34 Acres $5,778 77.3 CSR2 27.76 Tillable Acres $74.75 per CSR2 Point
  • 5/2/18 82 Acres $5,086 77.4 CSR2 64 Tillable Acres $65.71 per CSR2 Point
  • 5/2/18 66 Acres $5,293 75.7 CSR2 47.31 Tillable Acres $69.92 per CSR2 Point
  • 5/2/18 25.33 Acres $7,045 82.6 CSR2 25.33 Tillable Acres $85.29 per CSR2 Point
  • 5/2/18 9 Acres $8,093 N/A CSR2 0 Tillable Acres
  • 6/6/18 156 Acres $9,250 84 CSR2 151.42 Tillable Acres $110.12 per CSR2 Point

Location: Central Iowa
County Average CSR:
75.9 weighted average, 80 Cropland Average, 854 CSR2 Cropland Average

State Average CSR: A number
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $107.15
County Average CSR: 75.9 weighted average, 80 Cropland Average, 854 CSR2 Cropland Average
County Size: 569 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 339,951 total acres, 314,144 Cropland acres, 6,968 Woodland acres, 18,839 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
$8,133
Average Farmland Value for Central Iowa:
$8,097
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $239.00
Rent Range: $201/a to $273/a
Average rent for Central Iowa:
$237.00
Rent per CSR Point:
$2.81 per CSR2

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$76.00/a Region 5 Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $53.00/a Region 5 Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$19/a Region 5 Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:
$13/a Region 5 Average

Towns: Ackley, Eldora, New Providence, Steamboat Rock, Alden, Hubbard, Owasa, Union, Buckeye, Iowa Falls, Radcliffe, Whitten

Unincorporated Areas: Cleves, Garden City, Gifford

Townships: Alden, Hardin, Etna, Buckeye, Ellis, Jackson, Clay, Sherman, Tipton, Pleasant, Eldora, Concord, Grant, Providence, Union

History: Hardin County was formed in 1851. It was named after Colonel John J. Hardin, who fell in the Mexican-American War. In its history the county has had three courthouses. The first was a small wood framed building, which bued down in the 1850s. The second courthouse was a two-story building and stood on the site of the current office of the county sheriff. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1892 and opened on September 19, 1893. The structure was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. Hardin County, along with Story County, was also a primary filming location for the 1996 movie Twister, starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.

Additional Information: Lea more on the Hardin County Iowa website.

Information updated as of 1/29/18. Gathered from sources including Iowa State University, Hardin County Extension Office, Hardin 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.