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The Lawrence series consists of level or nearly level, somewhat poorly drained soils that are on broad ridges.  These soils are widely scattered throughout the limestone uplands in the eastern half of the county.  Their acreage is moderate.  The surface layer and the upper part of the subsoil formed mostly in loess (windblown silt)  that average 30 inches in thickness.  The lower part of the subsoil formed mostly in residuum derived from high-grade limestone.  These soils have a compact, brittle fragipan. 

Representative profile:





0 to 7 inches

dark grayish-brown

friable silt loam


7 to 16 inches

mottled yellowish-brown and grayish-brown

friable silt loam

medium, blocky structure

16 to 35 inches

mottled gray, yellow, and olive

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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