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Recent Sales In This County
  • 9/22/2016; 70 Acres; $301,000; $4,300.00/Acre; 84% Tillable; 54.3 CSR 2; $79.19/CSR 2 Point
  • 9/22/2016; 40 Acres; $161,000; $4,025.00/Acre; 90% Tillable; 39.7 CSR 2; $101.39/CSR 2 Point
  • 9/22/2016; 72.45 Acres; $224,595; $3,100.00/Acre; 81% Tillable; 30.7 CSR 2; $100.98/CSR 2
  • 11/11/2016; 70.79 Acres; $336252.5; $4750.01/Acre; 71% Tillable; 52.2 CSR 2; $91.00/CSR 2 Point
  • 11/22/2016; 80 Acre; $580000; $7250/Acre; 97% Tillable; 72.7 CSR 2; $100/CSR 2 Point
       

Lee County

Location: Southeast Iowa
County Average CSR: 47.8 weighted average, 71 Cropland Average, 77 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $86.70
County Size: 517 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 256,685 total acres, 189,658 Cropland acres, 33,786 Woodland acres, 33,241 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $6,459
Average Farmland Value for Southeast Iowa: $6,716
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $176.00
Rent Range: $110/a to $250/a
Average rent for Southeast Iowa: $203.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.29 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $66.00/a Region 9 Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $48.00/a Region 9 Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: N/A
Hunting Rights per Acre: $16/a Region 9 Average

Towns: Donnellson, Keokuk, Ford Madison, Montrose, Franklin, West Point, Houghton, St. Paul

Unincorporated Areas: Pilot Grove, Wever, Denmark, Argyle, New Boston

Townships: Cedar, Marion, Pleasant Ridge, Denmark, Green Bay, Washington, West Point, Franklin, Harrison, Van Buren, Charleston, Jefferson, Madison, Montrose, Des Moines, Jackson

History: Fort Madison dates to the war of 1812. Lee County was the location of the "Half-Breed Tract", established by treaty in 1824. Allocations of land were made to American Indian descendants of European fathers and Indian mothers at this tract. Originally the land was to be held in common. Some who had an allocation lived in cities where they hoped to make better livings. Large-scale European-American settlement in the area began in 1839, after Congress allowed owners to sell land individually. Members of the Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints) fled persecutions in Missouri to settle in Illinois and Iowa. Although Nauvoo, across the border in Hancock County, Illinois, became the main center of Latter-day Saints settlement, there was also a stake organized in Lee County under the direction of John Smith, the uncle of Joseph Smith.

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

Information updated as of 12/20/2016.  Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Lee County Extension Office, Lee 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.