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    Recent Sales in This County

    • 4/7/20 - 316.38 Acres, 309 Tillable Acres, 88.3 CSR2, $9,450/acre
    • 1/27/21 194.7 Acres; 187.76 Tillable Acres; 85.9 CSR2; $10,700/acre
    • 7/1/21 152.66 Acres; 148.93 Tillable Acres; 85.7 CSR2; $12,400/acre
    • 7/14/21 242 Acres; 236.99 Tillable Acres; 82.7 CSR2; $11,600/acre
    • 8/4/21 77 Acres; 73.7 Tillable Acres; 86.5 CSR2; $15,200/acre
    • 8/11/21 148.4 Acres; 144.1 Tillable Acres; 82.1 CSR2; $12,100/acre

    Location: Northwest Iowa
    County Average CSR2:
    CSR2 Weighted Average: 79.9 CSR2 Cropland Average: 89

    State Average CSR2: 68.6
    Average Price per CSR2 Point: $92.87
    County Size: 381 sq miles
    Farmland Acres: 201,126 total acres, 180,906 Cropland acres, 823 Woodland acres, 19,397 Other acres

    Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
    $8,595
    Average Farmland Value for Northwest Iowa:
    $9,536
    Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

    Average County Rent: $212.00
    Rent Range: $135-$290 per acre
    Average rent for Northwest Iowa:
    $239.00
    Rent per CSR Point:
    $2.44 per CSR2

    Improved Permanent Pasture:
    $80.00/a Region 1 Average
    Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $60.00/a Region 1 average
    Stalk Grazing per Acre:
    $7.00/a Region 1 average
    Hunting Rights per Acre:
    N/A

    Towns: Aolds Park, Orleans, Terril, Lake Park, Spirit Lake, Wahpeton, Milford, Superior, West Okoboji, Okoboji

    Unincorporated Areas: Montgomery

    Townships: Center Grove, Lakeville, Okoboji, Spirit Lake, Diamond Lake, Lloyd, Richland, Superior, Excelsior, Milford, Silver Lake, Westport

    History: Dickinson County, the smallest Iowa county in land area, is named in honor of Daniel S. Dickinson, a lawyer and senator from New York. In the summer of 1856 Rowland Gardner came from Cerro Gordo County to settle. He and his family erected cabins, which came to be known as Gardners Grove. Soon after many families started to settle in the area. But by the end of the year the population was only 40 residents, half of that being children.In the winter of 1856-1857 a renegade band of Sioux Indians attacked the settlers around the lake, killing all but four women. Later, two of the four women were murdered and the remaining two were rescued. For six days the ravaging and pillaging of settlements and killing of livestock continued. Word of the "Spirit Lake Massacre" finally reached Fort Dodge. An expedition was launched to pursue the Indians, but the main job tued out to be burying the dead.Following the massacre there was a large increase in settlers, especially in the summer. This second wave of pioneers organized the county for independence. A petition was sent to the judge in Woodbury County, a seven-day jouey by horseback, asking for a separate organization. An election was held calling for county officials, and on August 4, 1857 Dickinson County was formed. The first courthouse was built in Spirit Lake. It was begun in 1859 and partially finished in 1860. In 1860 it was used as a barracks for Civil War troops and was completed in 1868. This building was destroyed by fire in 1872.A second courthouse was constructed using the salvageable bricks of the first courthouse, but it was soon deemed unsatisfactory and condemned in 1880.In September 1889 a $15,000 bond issue was proposed for the construction of a new courthouse. It was passed by a large majority. Construction of the third courthouse began on October 4, 1890 and was completed in 1891. Since its completion the building has seen three additions, one in 1957 and two more in 1976 and 1978. The funding for these additions came from the Federal Revenue Sharing fund.

    Additional Information: Learn more on the Dickinson County Iowa website.

    Jason J. Smith, CAI

    Land Broker, Auctioneer, Appraiser
    Jason Smith
    Dickinson County
    Iowa Farmland Sales

    (515) 537-6633
    jason@dreamdirt.com


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    Tom Bradley
    Dickinson County
    Iowa Farmland Sales

    515-202-7687
    tom@dreamdirt.com

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

    All farmland values for Dickinson County 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 at 855-376-3478 to discuss how we can help you, or use our Iowa Farmland Value Calculator.  Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  All sale results are dated so you can see the date of the sale however averages are calculated in December of each year and are based on a September to September study.

    Farmland Sales Resources for Dickinson County Iowa

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    Estate Attorneys in Dickinson County Iowa

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