How is soil used in your community?

If you live in an urban area, the study of your soils was important in determining how and where to build buildings and homes.

If you live in a farming community, you get to see farmers plowing, planting, and/or amending their soil every year.

If you live near a river you might see structures built to help keep the soil on either side of the river from eroding away.

Create a home or school garden with the Junior Master Gardeners program!

State Soils

Soil varies greatly from state to state. Click on your state below to see and read about your state soil.

 

Alabama - Bama (PDF; 398 KB)

Alaska - Tanana (PDF; 634 KB)

Arizona - Casa Grande (PDF; 391 KB)

Arkansas - Stuttgart (PDF; 74 KB)

California - San Joaquin (PDF; 136 KB)

Colorado - Seitz (PDF; 101 KB)

Connecticut - Windsor (PDF; 104 KB)

Delaware - Greenwich (PDF; 364 KB)

District of Columbia - Sunnyside (PDF; 975 KB)

Florida - Myakka (PDF; 89 KB)

Georgia - Tifton (PDF; 89 KB)

Hawaii - Hilo (PDF; 74 KB)

Idaho - Threebear (PDF; 94 KB)

Illinois - Drummer (PDF; 69 KB)

Indiana - Miami (PDF; 86 KB)

Iowa - Tama (PDF; 403 KB)

Kansas - Harney (PDF; 68 KB)

Kentucky - Crider (PDF; 75 KB)

Louisiana - Ruston (PDF; 102 KB)

Maine - Chesuncook (PDF; 87 KB)

Maryland - Sassafras (PDF; 85 KB)

Massachusetts - Paxton (PDF; 87 KB)

Michigan - Kalkaska (PDF; 81 KB)

Minnesota - Lester (PDF; 123 KB)

Mississippi - Natchez (PDF; 90 KB)

Missouri - Menfro (PDF; 83 KB)

Montana - Scobey (PDF; 376 KB)
Nebraska - Holdrege (PDF; 341 KB)

Nevada - Orovada (PDF; 102 KB)

New Hampshire - Marlow (PDF; 87 KB)

New Jersey - Downer (PDF; 96 KB)

New Mexico - Penistaja (PDF; 129 KB)

New York - Honeoye (PDF; 91 KB)

North Carolina - Cecil (PDF; 338 KB)

North Dakota - Williams (PDF; 85 KB)

Ohio - Miamian (PDF; 91 KB)

Oklahoma - Port (PDF; 394 KB)

Oregon - Jory (PDF; 329 KB)

Pennsylvania - Hazleton (PDF; 93 KB)

Puerto Rico - Bayamon (PDF; 88 KB)

Rhode Island - Narragansett (PDF; 192 KB)

South Carolina - Lynchburg (PDF; 361 KB)

South Dakota - Houdek (PDF; 87 KB)

Tennessee - Dickson (PDF; 97 KB)

Texas - Houston Black (PDF; 398 KB)

Utah - Mivida (PDF; 91 KB)

Vermont - Tunbridge (PDF; 315 KB)

Virgin Islands - Victory (PDF; 97 KB)

Virginia - Pamunkey (PDF; 115 KB)

Washington - Tokul (PDF; 123 KB)

West Virginia - Monongahela (PDF; 86 KB)

Wisconsin - Antigo (PDF; 385 KB)

Wyoming - Forkwood (PDF; 129 KB)

 

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Web Soil Survey

Web Soil Survey

Want to see and learn about different soils from around the world?

Check out the NRCS's Web Soil Survey!