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The Russellville series consists of well drained or moderately well drained, nearly level to sloping soils on wide ridges of the limestone uplands.  These soils form a broad, north-south belt across the center of the county.  They have a compact, brittle fragipan at a depth of 26 to 32 inches.  Their surface layer and the upper part of their subsoil formed mainly in loess (windblown silt).  The lower part of their subsoil formed mainly in residuum derived from high-grade limestone.  

Representative profile:





0 to 7 inches

dark brown

very friable silt loam

few gray mottles

7 to 30 inches


friable light silty clay loam

medium, blocky structure

30 to 42+ inches

mottled brown, yellowish- brown, and grayish-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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