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The Ashton series consists of well-drained soils that are on low terraces and on foot slopes. These soils are of moderate acreage in the county, but they are widely scattered along large streams, along the Ohio River, and in the high-grade limestone area. They formed mainly in alluvium that washed from soils of limestone origin.

Representative Profile:

Depth

Color

Texture

0 to 8 inches

dark brown

very friable silt loam

8 to 33 inches

dark yellowish brown

weak, friable silt loam

33 to 42+ inches

dark yellowish brown

massive, friable silt loam

[Ashton] [Beasley] [Captina] [Corydon] [Crider] [Dickson]

[Elk] [Fairmount] [Huntington] [Lowell] [Lawrence] [Lindside] [Newark]

[Otway] [Robertsville] [Russellville] [Shelbyville] [Taft] [Woolper]  

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