|Location:||West Central Iowa|
|County Average CSR:||70.9 weighted average, 74 Cropland Average, 88 CSR2 Cropland Average|
|State Average CSR:|
|Average Price per CSR2 Point:||$107.98|
|County Size:||576 sq miles|
|Farmland Acres:||344,949 total acres, 312,041 Cropland acres, 3,202 Woodland acres, 29,706 Other acres|
|Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):||$8,858|
|Average Farmland Value for West Central Iowa:||$7,358|
|Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:|
|Average County Rent:||$267.00|
|Rent Range:||$185/a to $350/a|
|Average rent for West Central Iowa:||$245.00|
|Rent per CSR Point:||$3.03 per CSR2|
|Improved Permanent Pasture:||$86.00/a regional average|
|Unimproved Permanent Pasture:||$60.00/a regional average|
|Stalk Grazing per Acre:||$10/a regional average|
|Hunting Rights per Acre:||N/A|
Towns: Aubu, Lytton, Odebolt, Schaller, Early, Nemaha, Sac City, Wall Lake, Lake View
Townships: Cook, Boyer Valley, Jackson, Cedar, Richland, Clinton, Wall Lake, Coon Valley, Wheeler, Levey, Viola, Sac
History: Sac County was formed on January 15, 1851. It was named after the Sauk people formerly referred to as the Sac Indians. Sac City was appointed the county seat in 1856, and the first Sac County Courthouse was erected in 1862. The courthouse served its purpose well until 1873 when citizens of Sac County realized the county had outgrown the tiny building. Thus, a second courthouse was built. The building was eighty-five feet by fifty-six feet, a beautiful building of brick with limestone foundations and an impressive tower on the top. It was declared to be one of the best county buildings in Iowa. This courthouse was first used in January 1874, and the old courthouse was sold shortly thereafter. Unfortunately, in 1888 a prisoner set fire to the jail attached to the courthouse while attempting to escape, and both buildings were destroyed. Sac City erected a third courthouse at a cost of thirty thousand dollars. This courthouse has been in use since with minimal structural changes, save for an extensive addition which was completed in the 1980s.
Additional Information: Lea more on the Sac County Iowa website.
Information updated as of 12/20/2016. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Sac County Extension Office, Sac 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 Sac County
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Farmland Sales Resources for Sac County Iowa
You can find Farmland For Sale in Sac 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 Sac City 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 Sac County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.
Jason J. Smith, CAI
Land Broker | Auctioneer | Appraiser
Licensed to sell real estate in Iowa and Nebraska
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, 1031 Exchanges, farm estates, farm retirement plans and liquidation of agricultural assets. Jason is one of only 9 graduates in Iowa of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) a 3 year advanced executive auctioneers education program of the National Auctioneers Association at Indiana University. Jason also has graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering, holds a real estate brokers license in Iowa and Nebraska and auctioneering licenses in Missouri and North Dakota.
Thomas J. Bradley
Auctioneer | Appraiser
Tom is the lead Iowa 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 and his family live near Winterset where he conducts regular auctions at DreamDirt’s Agricultural Marketplace, Madison County Livestock Auction and Tom travels with the DreamDirt farmland sales team across the Midwest to conduct farmland auctions and farm retirement auctions. 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.