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Mahaska County

Location: Southeast Iowa
County Average CSR: 68.2 weighted average, 81 Cropland Average, 79 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $87.49
County Size: 571 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 329,038 total acres, 273,633 Cropland acres, 15,496 Woodland acres, 39,909 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $6,610
Average Farmland Value for Southeast Iowa: $6,716
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $225.00
Rent Range: $125/a to $350/a
Average rent for Southeast Iowa: $203.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.85 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $66.00/a
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $48.00/a
Stalk Grazing per Acre: N/A
Hunting Rights per Acre: $16/a regional average

Towns: Baes City, Keomah Village, Oskaloosa, Beacon, Leighton, Rose Hill, Eddyville, New Sharon, University Park, Fremont

Unincorporated Areas: Cedar, Hopewell, Indianapolis

Townships: Richland, Prairie, Union, Pleasant Grove, Black Oak, Madison, Adams, Monroe, Scott, Garfield, Spring Creek, White Oak, Jefferson, West Des Moines, Harrison, Cedar

History: Mahaska County was formed on February 17, 1843. The county has been self-goveing since February 5, 1844. It was named after Chief Mahaska of the Iowa tribe. The county was the first in Iowa to have a sheriff and a justice of peace. The first courthouse was completed in January, 1846. The second structure was put into use on February 27, 1886. The first school, a small log cabin one-half mile east of Oskaloosa, was opened on September 16, 1844 and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church opened as the first church in 1846. On July 2, 1850, the first edition of the Iowa Herald was issued (today the Oskaloosa Herald). In 1864, the first tracks were laid through the county of the Des Moines Valley Railroad. Coal mining was once a major industry in Mahaska County. In the 19th century, Muchakinock, about 5 miles south of Oskaloosa, was probably the largest and most prosperous coal camp in Iowa.

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

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

All farmland values are stated as averages and are not a guarantee of value in any given situation.  If you need a written farmland appraisal you should call us to discuss how we can help you.  Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  

Farmland Sales Resources for Mahaska County Iowa

You can find Farmland For Sale in Mahaska County Iowa at www.DreamDirt.com.  Need the advice of a qualified farmland professional?  Our professional staff of Iowa auctioneers and land brokers at DreamDirt would be happy to visit with you about your situation and help guide you through the process of making an informed decision about selling farmland.  Want to continue your research?  You can find a wealth of information on our Farmland Sales and Auction Blog.

Estate Attorneys in Mahaska County Iowa

If you are searching for an estate attorney to help you with legal work of an estate in Iowa you can search for Estate Attorneys in Mahaska County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.


Oskaloosa Iowa AuctioneersMahaska County Iowa Auctioneer

Jason J. Smith, CAI

Land Broker | Auctioneer | Appraiser

(712)592-8965 Jason@DreamDirt.com

Licensed to sell real estate in Iowa

Jason is the Iowa real estate broker for DreamDirt.  With vast experience as an agricultural auctioneer and land broker Jason can help you evaluate and appraise farmland for a private farmland sale or farmland auction.   Jason has conducted hundreds of farm and land auctions in his career and has obtained the highest educational designation an auctioneer can achieve, Certified Auctioneers Institute.  Jason can help guide you through the real estate sales process of private sales, land auctions, 1031 exchanges, farm estates, farm retirements and liquidation of hard agricultural assets.


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Thomas J. Bradley

Land Broker | Auctioneer | Appraiser

(515)202-7687 Tom@DreamDirt.com

Tom is a land broker and auctioneer at DreamDirt.  Sellers have relied on Tom’s expert guidance in the sale of farmland, machinery, hay crops, livestock and homes throughout Iowa.   Tom has conducted well over 1000 auctions for private sellers, retirements, estates and banks and can help you understand the process as well as appraise the expected value of assets you are considering selling.