Lee County Iowa

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You’ll find everything you need to know about farmland for sale in Lee County, Iowa, right here. Average land prices, the biggest towns within the county, the available land for sale, and many additional resources that will help make your Iowa land search easier. Reach out to your Lee County land Broker/ Auctioneer Luke Skinner 515-468-3610 with any questions or to request a FREE farm appraisal.

Location: Southeast Iowa

Average Farmland Value: $10,489 (2023) a 11.7% increase from 2022.

CSR2 Price Per Point Average: $200.55

Estimated Average Corn Yield: 145-260

Average Cash Rent Per Acre: $320

Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $85 – $110

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

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

Adjacent Counties: Van Buren, Henry, Des Moines

County Seat: Fort Madison and Keokuk

County Website: Learn more about the county at  Lee County Website  

Additional Lee County Agricultural Informational Website:

Lee Census of Agriculture

County Assessor: You can learn individual farm information; parcel ID numbers, farm taxes, recent land sales, and even landowners names and mailing addresses on the county  Assessor Page here.

2020 Land Value Recap: Click here to view report 

FREE Farm Appraisal: We work hand and hand with dirt everyday. Nobody knows land value better than your local land agent here at Iowa Land Company. We use five key variables to determine what the dirt is worth on one particular farm. To learn more about how we value a farm or to request a free farm evaluation visit our What’s Your Farm Worth page. Fill out our simple contact form or contact Land Broker/ Auctioneer Luke Skinner at 515-468-3610.

Lee County History: 

Lee county was established in 1836. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,862.  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.  Lee County as a named entity was formed on December 7, 1836, under the jurisdiction of Wisconsin Territory. It would become a part of Iowa Territory when it was formed on July 4, 1838.  Lee has two county seats — Fort Madison and Keokuk.  The latter was established in 1847 when disagreements led to a second court jurisdiction.  Lee County’s population grew to about 19,000 in 1850, the first US census, to 37,000 per the 3rd census in 1870, peaking at 44,000 people in 1960. It has continuously decreased since and as of 2010, 35,862 people lived there, comparable to the years between 1860-1870.  Wikipedia page.

Please note that the above farm land values are averages and are not guaranteed in every situation. If you need an appraisal on a specific piece of land, call us to discuss how we can help. Farmland prices can change notoriously quickly, meaning information on this website may vary from the current prices as you view this content. Price per acre exact numbers and county averages came from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Surveys


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