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The Beasley series consists of well-drained soils on narrow, gently sloping ridgetops and on sloping to strongly sloping side slopes in the eastern fourth of the county. The surface layer and the upper part of the subsoil formed mostly in loess (windblown silt) and residuum derived from limestone. The lower part of the subsoil formed in residuum derived from calcareous shale (marl) and some soft limestone.

Representative profile:

Depth

Color

Texture

Structure

0 to 6 inches

dark grayish-brown to brown

silt loam

fine, granular

6 to 12 inches

yellowish-brown

slity clay loam

angular blocky

12 to 24 inches

strong-brown to yellowish-brown

silty clay

angular blocky

24 to 31 inches

yellowish-brown

silty clay

angular blocky

31 to 45 inches

yellowish-brown

clay

angular blocky

   

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

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

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

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