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The Dickson series consists of moderately well drained, level to gently sloping soils on broad ridges.  These soils are widely scattered throughout the uplands in the south-eastern part of the county.  Their acreage is moderately large.  The surface layer and upper part of the subsoil formed primarily in loess (windblown silt).  The lower part of the subsoil formed primarily in residuum derived from high-grade limestone.  A compact, brittle fragipan is at a depth that ranges from 18 to 28 inches.

Representative profile:





0 to 7 inches

dark grayish-brown

friable silt loam


7 to 22 inches


friable silt loam to silty clay loam

medium, blocky structure

22 to 42 inches

mottled brownish-gray and brown

silty clay loam

compact and brittle (fragipan)


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

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

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

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