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The Woolper series consists of well drained or moderately well drained soils that develop in old local alluvium.  This alluvium washed from the uplands occupied by Beasley, Fairmount, and Otway soils.

Woolper soils are associated with Ashton soils.  They are finer in texture and grayer than Ashton soils.  They have a higher pH and a more strongly developed B horizon.  They are not so well developed as Beasley soils, and they are finer textured and have a grayer brown horizon.

In Jefferson County, Woolper soils are widely scattered on foot slopes in the marl area.  Their acreage is small, and thus their agricultural importance is minor.  Silty Clay Loam is the dominant type; silty clay occurs in severely eroded areas.

Representative profile:





0 to 6 inches

dark brown

friable silty clay loam


6 to 12 inches

dark yellowish-brown

silty clay loam

medium, blocky structure

12 to 23 inches

dark yellowish-brown or yellowish-brown

silty clay

strong, blocky structure; sticky and plastic

23 to 35 inches

dark yellowish-brown

silty clay

few gray mottles; strong, blocky structure; sticky and plastic

35 to 48+ inches

mottled gray, yellowish- brown, grayish-brown

silty clay or clay



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

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

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

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