Monroe County farmland values
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Recent Sales In This County
  • 11/15/2016; 111.71 Acres; $245762; $2200/Acre; 73% Tillable; 40.2 CSR 2; $55/CSR 2 Point
  • 11/15/2016; 163.55 Acres; $347543.75; $2125; 79% Tillable; 40.8 CSR 2; $52/CSR 2 Point

Monroe County

Location: South Central Iowa
County Average CSR: 40.6 weighted average, 75 Cropland Average, 74 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $67.30
County Size: 433 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 367,651 total acres, 316,827 Cropland acres, 16,999 Woodland acres, 33,825 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $4,807
Average Farmland Value for South Central Iowa: $4,241
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $178.00
Rent Range: $130/a to $225/a
Average rent for South Central Iowa: $183.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.41 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $75.00/a regional average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $50.00/a regional average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $9/a regional average
Hunting Rights per Acre: $15/a regional average

Towns: Albia, Eddyville, Lovilia, Melrose

Unincorporated Areas: Avery, Buxton


History: The first court in Monroe County was held at the John Clark residence in Clarksville in what was then known as Kish Ki Kosh County. The court convened there for a short time when plans were made to build a courthouse on the square at Princeton in 1846. This building was of logs and was built at a cost of $75.00. It was located in the east side of the square near the alley and was a log structure 20 feet square and 14 feet in height. An additional sum of money was appropriated for chinking and for 50 light of glass and a loft. It was used approximately 12 years.

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

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

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Farmland Sales Resources for Monroe County Iowa

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Estate Attorneys in Monroe County Iowa

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