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    Recent Sales in This County

    • 1/7/21 193.12 Acres; $8,800/acre; 63.9 CSR2
    • 6/7/21 136.53 Acres; 133.97 Tillable Acres; $13,400/acre; 66.7 CSR2
    • 6/7/21 77 Acres; 67.77 Tillable Acres; $10,000/acre; 64.7 CSR2
    • 7/31/21 118 Acres; 84 Tillable Acres; 61.8 CSR2; $8.400/acre
    • 8/3/21 318.29 Acres; 301.31 Tillable Acres; 65.9 CSR2; $8,400/acre

    Location: West Central Iowa
    County Average CSR2:
    CSR2 Weighted Average: 69.6 CSR2 Cropland Average: 72

    State Average CSR2: 68.6
    Average Price per CSR2 Point: $109.50
    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):
    $7,878
    Average Farmland Value for West Central Iowa:
    $7,859
    Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

    Average County Rent: $218.00
    Rent Range: $183-$249
    Average rent for West Central Iowa:
    $237.00
    Rent per CSR Point:
    $3.03

    Improved Permanent Pasture:
    $87.00/a Regional Average
    Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $61.00/a Regional Average
    Stalk Grazing per Acre:
    $10.00/a Regional Average
    Hunting Rights per Acre:
    $17.00/a Regional Average

    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: Learn more on the Shelby County Iowa website.

    Jason J. Smith, CAI

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

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    jason@dreamdirt.com


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    Information updated as of 1/12/2021. 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

    All farmland values for Shelby 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 Shelby County Iowa

    You can find Farmland For Sale in Shelby 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 Blog

    Estate Attorneys in Shelby County 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 Shelby County on the Find an Iowa Estate Lawyer website by the Iowa Bar Association.