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    Recent Sales in This County

    • 10/11/19 84 Acres; 84.27 Tillable; $6,100/acre; 69.7 CSR2
    • 10/11/19 156 Acres; 155 Tillable Acres; $8,800/acre; 83.6 CSR2
    • 10/11/19 153 Acres; 144 Tillable Acres; $6,700/acre; 82.8 CSR2
    • 7/29/21 95 Acres; 93.1 Tillable Acres; 56.1 CSR2; $6.725/acre
    • 11/29/17 160 Acres $10,200 93.4 CSR2 158.82 Tillable Acres $109.20 per CSR2 Point
    • 12/8/17 154 Acres $9,500 79.8 CSR2 148.6 Tillable Acres $119.04 per CSR2 Point
    • 12/8/17 70 Acres $7,850 82.1 CSR2 67.6 Tillable Acres $95.61 per CSR2 Point
    • 12/8/17 200 Acres $7,850 79.9 CSR2 199.1 Tillable Acres $98.24 per CSR2 Point
    • 1/6/18 100 Acres $8,400 85.2 CSR2 96.58 Tillable Acres $98.59 per CSR2 Point
    • 1/6/18 80 Acres $10,000 76.7 CSR2 76.7 Tillable Acres $130.38 per CSR2 Point
    • 9/27/18 75 Acres; All Tillable Land; $8,000/acre; 68 CSR2
    • 12/3/18 153.5 Acres; 151 Tillable Acres; $9,870/acre; 89.1 CSR2
    • 7/10/19; 237 Acres; 235.05 Tillable Acres; $7,200/acre; 64.9 CSR2
    • 9/12/19 159 Acres; 147.5 Tillable Acres; $7,825/acre; 74 CSR2

    Location: North Central Iowa
    County Average CSR2:
    CSR2 Weighted Average: 74.6 CSR2 Cropland Average: 82

    State Average CSR2: 68.6
    Average Price per CSR2 Point: $104.61
    County Size: 568 sq miles
    Farmland Acres: 300,851 total acres, 281,536 Cropland acres, 2,280 Woodland acres, 17,035 Other acres

    Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
    Average Farmland Value for North Central Iowa:
    Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

    Average County Rent: $218.00
    Rent Range: $176-$261 per acre
    Average rent for North Central Iowa:
    Rent per CSR Point:

    Improved Permanent Pasture:
    $80/a Region 2 Average
    Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $48.00/a Region 2 Average
    Stalk Grazing per Acre:
    Hunting Rights per Acre:
    $20/a Region 2 Average

    Towns: Clear Lake, Meservey, Rock Falls, Thoton, Dougherty, Nora Springs, Rockwell, Ventura, Mason City, Plymouth, Swaledale

    Unincorporated Areas: Burchinal, Freeman, Cameron, Hurley, Cartersville, Portland, Emery

    Townships: Bath, Ceneseo, Lime Creek, Owen, Clear Lake, Grant, Lincoln, Pleasant Valley, Dougherty, Grimes, Mason, Portland, Falls, Lake, Mount Veon, Union

    History: Cerro Gordo County was formed in 1851 and named after a battlefield in the Mexican War, where General Winfield Scott defeated the Mexican General Santa Anna on April 18, 1847. In 1851 the first white settlers came into the area of the present county and settled on Clear Lake. Four years later, on August 7, 1855, the first elections were held and the first legal proceedings occurred in 1857. In the summer of the same year, Livonia was chosen as the new county seat. In 1858, the seat was retued to Mason City. In 1866, the first courthouse was erected from stone at the cost of $600, which was used until 1900. The courthouse still used today was opened on November 17, 1960. Cerro Gordo County was the site of the airplane crash north of the city of Clear Lake, in which rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, along with their pilot Roger A. Peterson, were killed on February 3, 1959. The site is located in Grant Township, in the northweste part of the county.

    Additional Information: Learn more on the Cerro Gordo County Iowa website.

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    Cerro Gordo County
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    Information updated as of 1/11/2021.  Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Cerro Gordo County Extension Office, Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo County

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