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This series consists of deep, well-drained, sloping soils on hillsides.  These soils are widely scattered in the extreme eastern part of the country, but their acreage is small.  They formed in residuum derived from thin-bedded, argillaceous limestone.  

 

Representative profile:

Depth

Color

Texture

Structure

0 to 6 inches

brown

very friable silt loam

 

6 to 20 inches

yellowish-brown to brown

silty clay loam

medium, blocky structure; slightly sticky

20 to 40+ inches

yellowish-brown

silty clay

sticky and slightly plastic; strong, blocky structure

 

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

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

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

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