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Published Soil Surveys for Kentucky

Soil survey information is regularly updated and posted to the Web Soil Survey, which is the official source for current information. The Web Soil Survey provides both tabular and spatial data and allows you to create a custom soil resource report for your specific area of interest. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed as "current" takes you to the Web Soil Survey.

Supplemental information is available in the form of published soil surveys. USDA has been publishing soil surveys since 1899. Many of these publications are archived as PDF files. In the table below, clicking on a survey area that is listed "yes" for "Archived PDF online" takes you to a link to the files.

Printed copies of soil surveys are available at Federal depository libraries and in some cases at USDA offices. For information about reference copies (CD or paper) of a publication or for information about publications that are not on the following list, contact the State Conservationist.

Soil survey name (Click links for online surveys.)   Date Archived PDF online Web Soil Survey (generated from official soil data)
Adair County   1964 Yes No
Adair County   2008 Yes No
Adair County   current No Yes
Allen County   1989 Yes No
Allen County   current No Yes
Anderson and Franklin Counties   1985 Yes No
Anderson and Franklin Counties   current No Yes
Ballard and McCracken Counties   1976 No No
Ballard and McCracken Counties   current No Yes
Barren County Area   current No Yes
Barren County   1969 No No
Bath County   1963 Yes No
Bath County   2008 Yes No
Bath County   current No Yes
Bell and Harlan Counties   1992 Yes No
Bell and Harlan Counties   current No Yes
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kentucky and Tennessee   2010 Yes No
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Kentucky and Tennessee   current No Yes
Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties   1973 No No
Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties   current No Yes
Bourbon and Nicholas Counties   1982 Yes No
Bourbon and Nicholas Counties   current No Yes
Boyd and Greenup Counties   1979 No No
Boyd and Greenup Counties   current No Yes
Boyle and Mercer Counties   1983 Yes No
Boyle and Mercer Counties   current No Yes
Bracken and Robertson Counties   2005 Yes No
Bracken and Robertson Counties   current No Yes
Breathitt County   1998 Yes No
Breathitt County   current No Yes
Breckinridge and Meade Counties   2001 Yes No
Breckinridge and Meade Counties   current No Yes
Bullitt and Spencer Counties   1986 Yes No
Bullitt and Spencer Counties   current No Yes
Butler and Edmonson Counties Area   current No Yes
Butler and Edmonson Counties   2001 No No
Caldwell County   1966 Yes No
Caldwell County   current No Yes
Calloway County   1945 No No
Calloway and Marshall Counties   1973 No No
Calloway and Marshall Counties   current No Yes
Carlisle and Hickman Counties   1997 No No
Carlisle and Hickman Counties   current No Yes
Carroll, Gallatin, and Owen Counties   1976 Yes No
Carroll, Gallatin, and Owen Counties   current No Yes
Carter County   1983 Yes No
Carter County   current No Yes
Casey County   1994 Yes No
Casey County   current No Yes
Christian County   1914 Yes No
Christian County   1980 No No
Christian County   current No Yes
Clark County   1964 Yes No
Clark County   current No Yes
Clay County   2003 Yes No
Clay County   current No Yes
Clinton County   1994 Yes No
Clinton County   current No Yes
Crittenden County   1988 Yes No
Crittenden County   current No Yes
Cumberland County   1998 Yes No
Cumberland County   current No Yes
Daviess and Hancock Counties   1974 Yes No
Daviess and Hancock Counties   current No Yes
Elliott County   1965 Yes No
Elliott County   current No Yes
Estill and Lee Counties   1974 Yes No
Estill and Lee Counties   2007 Yes No
Estill and Lee Counties   current No Yes
Fayette Area, Part of Fayette County   current No Yes
Fayette County   1931 No No
Fayette County   1968 Yes No
Fleming County   1993 Yes No
Fleming County   current No Yes
Floyd and Johnson Counties   2000 Yes No
Floyd and Johnson Counties   current No Yes
Fourteen Counties in Eastern Kentucky, Reconnaissance   1965 No No
Fulton County   1964 Yes No
Fulton County   2005 Yes No
Fulton County   current No Yes
Garrard County   1921 Yes No
Garrard and Lincoln Counties   2006 No No
Garrard and Lincoln Counties   current No Yes
Grant and Pendleton Counties   1980 Yes No
Grant and Pendleton Counties   current No Yes
Graves County   1953 No No
Graves County   2005 No No
Graves County   current No Yes
Grayson County   1972 Yes No
Grayson County   current No Yes
Green and Taylor Counties   1982 Yes No
Green and Taylor Counties   current No Yes
Hardin and Larue Counties   1979 Yes No
Hardin and Larue Counties   current No Yes
Harrison County   1968 Yes No
Harrison County   current No Yes
Hart County Area   current No Yes
Hart County   1993 Yes No
Henderson County   1967 Yes No
Henderson County   current No Yes
Henry and Trimble Counties   1992 Yes No
Henry and Trimble Counties   current No Yes
Hopkins County   1977 Yes No
Hopkins County   current No Yes
Jackson and Owsley Counties   1989 Yes No
Jackson and Owsley Counties   current No Yes
Jefferson County   1966 Yes No
Jefferson County   2007 Yes No
Jefferson County   current No Yes
Jessamine County   1915 Yes No
Jessamine and Woodford Counties   1983 Yes No
Jessamine and Woodford Counties   current No Yes
Knott and Letcher Counties   2004 Yes No
Knott and Letcher Counties   current No Yes
Knox and Eastern Part of Whitley Counties   1988 Yes No
Knox and Eastern Part of Whitley Counties   current No Yes
Laurel and Rockcastle Counties   1981 Yes No
Laurel and Rockcastle Counties   current No Yes
Lawrence and Martin Counties   2005 Yes No
Lawrence and Martin Counties   current No Yes
Leslie and Perry Counties   1982 Yes No
Leslie and Perry Counties   current No Yes
Lewis County   2004 No No
Lewis County   current No Yes
Livingston County   1993 Yes No
Livingston County   current No Yes
Logan County   1922 No No
Logan County   1975 Yes No
Logan County   current No Yes
Lyon and Trigg Counties   1981 Yes No
Lyon and Trigg Counties   current No Yes
Madison County   1906 Yes No
Madison County   1973 Yes No
Madison County   current No Yes
Magoffin and Morgan Counties   2002 No No
Magoffin and Morgan Counties   current No Yes
Mammoth Cave National Park   2010 Yes No
Mammoth Cave National Park   current No Yes
Marion County   1991 Yes No
Marion County   current No Yes
Marshall County   1950 No No
Mason County   1904 Yes No
Mason County   1986 Yes No
Mason County   current No Yes
McClean and Muhlenberg Counties   1980 Yes No
McCracken County   1905 Yes No
McCreary-Whitley Area   1970 Yes No
McCreary-Whitley Area   current No Yes
McLean and Muhlenberg Counties   current No Yes
Menifee and Rowan Counties and Northwestern Morgan County   1974 Yes No
Menifee and Rowan Counties   current No Yes
Mercer County   1930 No No
Metcalfe County   1967 Yes No
Metcalfe County   current No Yes
Monroe County   1982 Yes No
Monroe County   current No Yes
Montgomery County   1986 Yes No
Montgomery County   current No Yes
Muhlenberg County   1924 Yes No
Nelson County   1971 Yes No
Nelson County   current No Yes
Ohio County   1987 Yes No
Ohio County   current No Yes
Oldham County   1977 Yes No
Oldham County   current No Yes
Pike County   1990 Yes No
Pike County   current No Yes
Powell and Wolfe Counties   1993 Yes No
Powell and Wolfe Counties   current No Yes
Pulaski County   1974 Yes No
Pulaski County   current No Yes
Rockcastle County   1911 Yes No
Russell County   1982 Yes No
Russell County   current No Yes
Scott County   1903 Yes No
Scott County   1977 Yes No
Scott County   current No Yes
Shelby County   1919 Yes No
Shelby County   1980 Yes No
Shelby County   current No Yes
Simpson County   1985 Yes No
Simpson County   current No Yes
Todd County   1987 Yes No
Todd County   current No Yes
Union County   1902 Yes No
Union and Webster Counties   1981 Yes No
Union and Webster Counties   current No Yes
Warren County   1904 Yes No
Warren County   1981 Yes No
Warren County   2004 Yes No
Warren County   current No Yes
Washington County   1986 Yes No
Washington County   current No Yes
Wayne County   1990 Yes No
Wayne County   current No Yes