Lee County, Iowa

Location: Southeast Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 52.3

CSR2 Cropland Average: 77

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $85.95
County Size: 517 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 256,685 total acres, 189,658 Cropland acres, 33,786 Woodland acres, 33,241 Other acres

Average Farmland Value (Price Per Acre):
$6,618
Average Farmland Value for Southeast Iowa:
$6,935
Highest Known Farmland Sale in County:

Average County Rent: $231.00
Rent Range: $173-$287 per acre
Average rent for Southeast Iowa:
$205.00
Rent per CSR Point:
$3.08

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: Donnellson, Keokuk, Ford Madison, Montrose, Franklin, West Point, Houghton, St. Paul

Unincorporated Areas: Pilot Grove, Wever, Denmark, Argyle, New Boston

Townships: Cedar, Marion, Pleasant Ridge, Denmark, Green Bay, Washington, West Point, Franklin, Harrison, Van Buren, Charleston, Jefferson, Madison, Montrose, Des Moines, Jackson

History: Fort Madison dates to the war of 1812. Lee County was the location of the “Half-Breed Tract”, established by treaty in 1824. Allocations of land were made to American Indian descendants of European fathers and Indian mothers at this tract. Originally the land was to be held in common. Some who had an allocation lived in cities where they hoped to make better livings. Large-scale European-American settlement in the area began in 1839, after Congress allowed owners to sell land individually. Members of the Church of Christ (Latter Day Saints) fled persecutions in Missouri to settle in Illinois and Iowa. Although Nauvoo, across the border in Hancock County, Illinois, became the main center of Latter-day Saints settlement, there was also a stake organized in Lee County under the direction of John Smith, the uncle of Joseph Smith.

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

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Recent Sales in this County

10/5/21 32.36 Acres; 67.9 CSR2; $2,600/acre

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Lee County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Information updated as of 2/1/2021. Compiled from sources including Iowa State University, Lee County Extension Office, Lee 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 LEE COUNTY

All farmland values for Lee 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 LEE COUNTY IOWA

You can find Farmland For Sale in Lee 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 and Auction Blog.

 

ESTATE ATTORNEYS IN LEE COUNTY IOWA

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