Van Buren County Iowa

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You’ll find everything you need to know about farmland for sale in Van Buren 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. Contact your Van Buren 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: $8,321 (2023) a 11.6% increase from 2022.

CSR2 Price Per Point Average: $169.81

Estimated Average Corn Yield:  140-240

Average Cash Rent Per Acre: $202

Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $75-$90

Towns: Birmingham, Cantril, Keosauqua, Mount Sterling, Bonaparte, Milton, Stockport

Townships: Birmingham, Farmington, Union, Bonaparte, Harrisburg, Van Buren, Cedar, Jackson, Veon, Chequest, Keosauqua, Village, Des Moines, Lick Creek, Washington

Adjacent Counties: Davis, Jefferson, Henry, Lee

County Seat: Keosauqua

County Website: Learn more about the county at  Van Buren County Iowa Website  

Additional Van Buren County Agricultural Informational Website:

Van Buren County Iowa 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

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 515-468-3610. 

Van Buren County History: 

Van Buren County was formed on December 7, 1836 as a part of Wisconsin Territory, and was split off from Des Moines County. It was named for President Martin Van Buren. It became a part of Iowa Territory (later the state of Iowa) when that territory was organized on July 4, 1838.  The county’s courthouse was built in September 1843 in the style of Greek Revival and stands as Iowa’s oldest, and the nation’s second oldest, courthouse in operation.  “The Honey War” refers to a colorful episode in Van Buren County’s history when the State of Missouri and Wisconsin Territory border came into dispute. Missouri attempted to collect taxes from residents north of the disputed Sullivan Line of 1816, which residents said was not rightfully theirs to tax. The sheriff of Van Buren County subsequently arrested and jailed the sheriff from Kahoka, Missouri, and Missourians were charged with “stealing honey from bee trees in what in now Lacey-Keosauqua State Park. Each governor sent troops to resolve the problem but no bloodshed resulted. The matter was turned over to the U.S. Congress for arbitration” (Van Buren County, Iowa, a Pictorial History, p. 46, Villages of Van Buren). Van Buren County is also home to Iowa’s oldest community theater group still in operation, the “Van Buren Players,” founded in 1963 (The Van Buren Players, compiled and edited by Mary Ovrum, 1999). 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. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Surveys


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