Butler County, Iowa

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

CSR2 Cropland Average: 81

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $97.95
County Size: 580 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 324,282 total acres, 294,649 Cropland acres, 8,148 Woodland acres, 21,485 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
$8,052
Average Farmland Value for North Central Iowa:
$7,927
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $250.00
Rent Range: $211-$293 per acre
Average rent for North Central Iowa:
$225.00 Per Acre
Rent per CSR Point:
$3.13

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

Towns: Allison, Bristow, Greene, Parkersburg, Aplington, Clarksville, New Hartford, Shell Rock, Aredale, Dumont

Unincorporated Areas: Austinville, Kesley, Sinclair

Townships: Albion, Coldwater, Jefferson, Ripley, Beaver, Dayton, Madison, Shell Rock, Bennezette, Fremont, Monroe, Washington, Butler, Jackson, Pittsford, West Point

History: Butler County was formed on January 15, 1851 from open land. It was named after Kentucky native William Orlando Butler, a general and hero of the Mexican-American War, who ran as Vice President of the United States in 1848. Until 1854, the county was moved by other counties. Only at this time did it have enough inhabitants to establish its own local government. The first court proceedings were conducted in a small log cabin of a settler. In 1858, the first courthouse was completed in Clarksville. After it was sold shortly thereafter to the local school district, it was used as a schoolhouse from 1863 until 1903.Clarksville was the first county seat, from 1854 to 1860, after which Butler Center became the seat. Because locals became disenchanted with Butler Center (partially because of its inaccessibility during the winter), Allison was made the county seat on January 10, 1881.When the tracks of the Dubuque and Dakota Railroad were laid through Allison, the seat was moved there on January 10, 1881. Allison was named after the Dubuque native Republican politician, lawyer and senator William B. Allison.

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

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

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