Shelby County farmland values
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Recent Sales In This County
  • 9/15/2016; 116 Acres; $841,000; $7,250.00/Acre; 93% Tillable; 71.8 CSR 2; $100.97/CSR 2 Point
  • 12/12/16; 80 Acres; $480,000; $6,000.00/Acre; Cropland; 94% Tillalbe; 67.4 CSR 2; $89.02/CSR 2 Point
  • 12/12/16; 40 Acres; $264,000; $6,600.00/Acre; Cropland; 92% Tillable; 60.5 CSR 2; $109.09/CSR 2 Point
  • 2/24/17 110.58 acres $7750/acre CSR2 71.9 108.93 Tillable
  • 6/7/17 100 Acres $7,700 75 CSR2 95.23 Tillable $102.67 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/9/17 115.51 Acres $5,300 62 CSR2 72.9 Tillable Acres $85.48 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/9/17 40 Acres $4,600 65.3 CSR2 39.33 Tillable Acres $70.44 per CSR2 Point
  • 12/11/17 75.46 Acres $8,678 71.8 CSR2 65.72 Tillable Acres $120.86 per CSR2 Point

Shelby County

Location: West Central Iowa
County Average CSR: 65.5 weighted average, 68 Cropland Average, 72 CSR2 Cropland Average
State Average CSR:
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $1115.11
County Size: 591 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 342,366 total acres, 314,868 Cropland acres, 2,796 Woodland acres, 24,702 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre): $7,693
Average Farmland Value for West Central Iowa: $7,358
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $241.00
Rent Range: $165/a to $315/a
Average rent for West Central Iowa: $245.00
Rent per CSR Point: $3.33 per CSR2
Improved Permanent Pasture: $103.00/a
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $79.00/a
Stalk Grazing per Acre: $10/a regional average
Hunting Rights per Acre: N/A

Towns: Defiance, Harlan, Panama, Tennant, Earling, Irwin, Portsmouth, Westphalia, Elk Ho, Kirkman, Shelby

Unincorporated Areas:

Townships: Grove, Union, Greeley, Jefferson, Washington, Douglas, Polk, Cass, Lincoln, Harlan, Center, Jackson, Shelby, Fairview, Monroe, Clay

History: Shelby County was formed on January 15, 1851. It was named after General Isaac Shelby, a hero in the American Revolutionary War and the first Goveor of Kentucky. On February 4, 1855, Shelbyville was designated the county seat. in April, 1859, the seat was moved to Harlan. One year later the first courthouse was erected and a second courthouse was constructed in 1875. In 1892, the construction of the present courthouse was begun, this time of stone and three storeys high. The construction was completed in 1893 with the dedication on September 14th. In 1978, the building was extensively restored and still serves as the courthouse.

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

Information updated as of 12/20/2016. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Shelby County Extension Office, Shelby County Harlan Iowa courthouse records at Guthrie Center, IA, 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 Shelby County


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Farmland Sales Resources for Shelby County Iowa


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