Wayne County, Iowa

Location: South Central Iowa
County Average CSR2:
CSR2 Weighted Average: 50.7

CSR2 Cropland Average: 67

State Average CSR2: 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 Point: $61.34
County Size: 526 sq miles
Farmland Acres: 286,412 total acres, 218,755 Cropland acres, 14,951 Woodland acres, 52,706 Other acres

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

Average County Rent: $152.00
Rent Range: $127-$181 per acre
Average rent for South Central Iowa:
Rent per CSR Point:

Improved Permanent Pasture:
$74.00/a Regional Average
Unimproved Permanent Pasture: $52.00/a Regional Average
Stalk Grazing per Acre:
$9.00/a Regional Average
Hunting Rights per Acre:
$16.00/a Regional Average

Towns: Allerton, Humeston, Promise City, Clio, Lineville, Seymour, Corydon, Millerton

Unincorporated Areas: Cambria, Harvard, Sewal, Confidence, New York

Townships: Richman, Washington, Union, Wright, Clay, Benton, Corydon, South Fork, Jefferson, Warren, Jackson, Walnut, Grand River, Clinton, Howard, Monroe

History: Wayne County was formed in 1846 but was still attached to other counties for govemental purposes. It was named after General Anthony Wayne. Its southe border with Missouri was uncertain until the states got a decision from the US Supreme Court in 1848 which held the 1816 Sullivan line (re-marked in 1850), originally run as the northe boundary of an Osage Indian cession. This line is not a true east-west line so the county does not have an exactly rectangular shape. There had been settlement in this county as early as 1841 by persons thinking they were in Missouri,[6] but the first settlers intending to be in Iowa came about 1848.Its govement was organized and the county seat selected in 1851.

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


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Recent Sales in this County

10/14/21 36.19 Acres; 56.7 CSR2; $7,900/acre

10/14/21 40 Acres; 49.7 CSR2; $6,100/acre

10/14/21 40 Acres; 48.5 CSR2; $5,850/acre

Jason J. Smith, CAI

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Wayne County Iowa Farmland Sales

(515) 537-6633, jason@dreamdirt.com

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Tom Bradley

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Wayne County Iowa Farmland Sales

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


All farmland values for Wayne 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.


You can find Farmland For Sale in Wayne 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.


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