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CERRO GORDO COUNTY IOWA

Iowa Land Information

Learn about farmland for sale in Cerro Gordo 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 Cerro Gordo County land agent with any questions or to request a FREE farm appraisal.

Location: Northern Iowa Average Farmland Value: $9,647 is the average price of farmland in the county. To learn the most current county average farmland value or to learn what your farm value is contact Land Broker David Whitaker 515-996-LAND (5263) Average Farmland Value for Iowa $11,581 an acre

Land Auctions in 2022 prior to October: There was 14 farmland auction in Cerro Gordo County in 2022. There were 1279 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $11,060 The average $/CSR2 was $163/ CSR2 Land Auctions in 2021: There were 11 farmland auctions in Cerro Gordo County in 2021. There were 1167 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $11,168 The average $/CSR2 was $153/ CSR2 Land Auctions in 2020: There were 14 farmland auctions in Cerro Gordo County in 2020. There were 1246 Acres sold at auction. The average farmland price per acre was $6,946 The average $/CSR2 was $99/ CSR2

Average CSR2 Rating: 74.6 2020 USDA Average Corn Yield: 183.6 2020 USDA Average Soybean Yield: 58.7 ISU Average Cash Rent Per Acre in 2022: $261 ISU Average County Cash Rent Per Acre Pasture: $50-$100 Towns: Clear Lake, Dougherty, Mason City, Meservey, Plymouth, Rock Falls, Rockwell, Swaledale

Adjacent Counties: Worth, Mitchell, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock

County Seat: Mason City

County Website: Learn more about the county at Cerro Gordo County Website Additional Cerro Gordo County Agricultural Informational Website: Cerro Gordo County Iowa Farm Service Agency

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. FREE Farm Appraisal: Thank you for your interest in the current land values. Fill out our simple contact form or contact David Whitaker your local land agent at 515-966-LAND (5263)

Cerro Gordo County History: Cerro Gordo County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 43,127. The county is named for the Battle of Cerro Gordo, which took place during the Mexican–American War.

Cerro Gordo County was formed in 1851 and takes its name from the Battle of Cerro Gordo in the Mexican–American War, where General Winfield Scott defeated the Mexican General Santa Anna on April 18, 1847.

In 1851 the first white settlers came into the area of the present county and settled on Clear Lake. Four years later, on August 7, 1855, the first elections were held and the first legal proceedings occurred in 1857. In the summer of the same year, Livonia was chosen as the new county seat. In 1858, the seat was returned to Mason City. In 1866, the first courthouse was erected, which was used until 1900. The courthouse still used today opened on November 17, 1960.

Cerro Gordo County was the site of the airplane crash north of the city of Clear Lake, in which rock and roll stars Buddy HollyRitchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, along with their pilot Roger A. Peterson, were killed on February 3, 1959. The site is in Grant Township, in the northwestern part of the county. Wikipedia page.