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    Recent Sales in This County

    • 2/27/19 119.6 Acres; 65.11 Tillable Acres; $4,550/acre; 53.4 CSR2
    • 3/15/19 140 Acres; 84.3 Tillable Acres; $3,500/acre; 53.8 CSR2
    • 7/29/21 75 Acres; 75 Tillable Acres; 85.1 CSR2; $11,900/acre
    • 7/29/21 143 Acres; 53 Tillable Acres; 80.9 CSR2; $5.700/acre
    • 1/11/18 78.97 Acres $6,550 84.8 CSR2 72.42 Tillable Acres $77.24 per CSR2 Point
    • 1/11/18 24.55 Acres $1,850 0 CSR2 0 Tillable Acres
    • 1/11/18 56.55 Acres $6,300 80.6 CSR2 46.43 Tillable Acres $78.16 per CSR2 Point
    • 1/11/18 113.32 Acres $6,350 78.4 CSR2 77.32 Tillable Acres $80.99 per CSR2 Point
    • 1/11/18 39.95 Acres $7,700 86.5 CSR2 36.92 Tillable Acres $89.02 per CSR2 Point
    • 3/21/18 155 Acres $6,900 71 CSR2 140.86 Tillable Acres $97.18 per CSR2 Point
    • 3/21/18 141 Acres $7,250 72.4 CSR2 127.14 Tillable Acres $100.14 per CSR2 Point
    • 9/20/18 119 Acres; 108.59 Tillable Acres; $4,325/acre; 44.3 CSR2
    • 11/9/18 120 Acres; 30 Tillable Acres; $3,700/acre; 81.83 CSR2

    Location: Southeast Iowa
    County Average CSR2:
    CSR2 Weighted Average: 68.2 CSR2 Cropland Average: 79

    State Average CSR2: 68.6
    Average Price per CSR2 Point: $85.95
    County Size: 571 sq miles
    Farmland Acres: 329,038 total acres, 273,633 Cropland acres, 15,496 Woodland acres, 39,909 Other acres

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

    Average County Rent: $198.00
    Rent Range: $161-$237 per acre
    Average rent for Southeast Iowa:
    Rent per CSR Point:

    Improved Permanent Pasture:
    $72.00/ Regional Average
    Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $55.00/a Regional Average
    Stalk Grazing per Acre:
    $19.00/a Regional Average
    Hunting Rights per Acre:
    $15.00/a Regional Average

    Towns: Baes City, Keomah Village, Oskaloosa, Beacon, Leighton, Rose Hill, Eddyville, New Sharon, University Park, Fremont

    Unincorporated Areas: Cedar, Hopewell, Indianapolis

    Townships: Richland, Prairie, Union, Pleasant Grove, Black Oak, Madison, Adams, Monroe, Scott, Garfield, Spring Creek, White Oak, Jefferson, West Des Moines, Harrison, Cedar

    History: Mahaska County was formed on February 17, 1843. The county has been self-goveing since February 5, 1844. It was named after Chief Mahaska of the Iowa tribe. The county was the first in Iowa to have a sheriff and a justice of peace. The first courthouse was completed in January, 1846. The second structure was put into use on February 27, 1886. The first school, a small log cabin one-half mile east of Oskaloosa, was opened on September 16, 1844 and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church opened as the first church in 1846. On July 2, 1850, the first edition of the Iowa Herald was issued (today the Oskaloosa Herald). In 1864, the first tracks were laid through the county of the Des Moines Valley Railroad. Coal mining was once a major industry in Mahaska County. In the 19th century, Muchakinock, about 5 miles south of Oskaloosa, was probably the largest and most prosperous coal camp in Iowa.

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

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    Information updated as of 2/1/2021. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Mahaska County Extension Office, Mahaska County courthouse records Oskaloosa, 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 Mahaska County

    All farmland values for Mahaska 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 Mahaska County Iowa

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    Estate Attorneys in Mahaska County Iowa

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