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Ringgold County

Location: South Central Iowa
County Average CSR: 45.7 weighted average, 69 Cropland Average, 68 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $61.93
County Size: 538 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 263,753 total acres, 210,245 Cropland acres, 9,104 Woodland acres, 44,404 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $4,084
Average Farmland Value for South Central Iowa: $4,241
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $189.00
Rent Range: $120/a to $275/a
Average rent for South Central Iowa: $183.00
Rent per CSR Point: $2.78 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $75.00/a
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $52.00/a regional average
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $9/a regional average
Hunting Rights per Acre: $15/a regional average

Towns: Beaconsfield, Diagonal, Maloy, Redding, Benton, Ellston, Mount Ayr, Tingley, Delphos, Kellerton

Unincorporated Areas: Blockton

Townships: Lincoln, Jefferson, Tingley, Union, Grant, Washington, Liberty, Benton, Monroe, Maloy, Poe, Athens, Clinton, Middle Fork, Lotts Creek, Riley, Waubonsie

History: The area of Ringgold county is a little more than 540 square miles, divided at present into seventeen townships. The territory in Ringgold county was technically a part of Des Moines county from 1834 to 1836 under the territorial Goveor of Wisconsin. Then the territory of Iowa was organized and for some years, this region remained undesignated, unsurveyed, and unsettled. In 1847 the boundaries of the county were established and the name of Ringgold given in honor of Major Samuel Ringgold, who was mortally wounded in the battle of Palo Alto, fought a little more than a year before in the Mexican War. For the next four years Ringgold was included in the temporary county of Taylor. Then it was attached to the newly organized county of Decatur. On April 18, 1855 the town of Mount Ayr was awarded the county seat.

Additional Information:

Information updated as of 12/20/2016.  Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Ringgold County Extension Office, Ringgold County courthouse records at Mt. Ayr Iowa, 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 Ringgold 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 Ringgold County Iowa

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Estate Attorneys in Ringgold County Iowa

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Chad Bals

Land Broker | Auctioneer 

(641)745-9587 Chad@DreamDirt.com

Chad is a land specialist with expertise in row crop and recreational land in southwest Iowa.  Chad lives at Lenox, Iowa.  Chad can help you with farm retirements, farmland sales, 1031 Exchanges, appraisals and personal property auctions.