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Published Soil Surveys for North Carolina

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 published 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. Most of the archived soil surveys include detailed soil maps. For more information on accessing the maps, click here.

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)
Alamance County   1901 Yes No
Alamance County   1960 Yes No
Alamance County   current No Yes
Alexander County   1995 Yes No
Alexander County   current No Yes
Alleghany County   1917 Yes No
Alleghany County   1973 Yes No
Alleghany County   current No Yes
Anson County   1915 Yes No
Anson County   2005 Yes No
Anson County   current No Yes
Ashe County   1912 Yes No
Ashe County   1985 Yes No
Ashe County   current No Yes
Asheville Area   1903 Yes No
Avery County   1955 No No
Avery County   2005 Yes No
Avery County   current No Yes
Beaufort County   1919 Yes No
Beaufort County   1995 Yes No
Beaufort County   current No Yes
Bertie County   1920 Yes No
Bertie County   1990 Yes No
Bertie County   current No Yes
Bladen County   1915 Yes No
Bladen County   1990 Yes No
Bladen County   current No Yes
Brunswick County   1937 No No
Brunswick County   1986 Yes No
Brunswick County   current No Yes
Buncombe County   1923 Yes No
Buncombe County   1954 No No
Buncombe County   2009 Yes No
Buncombe County   current No Yes
Burke County   1926 No No
Burke County   2006 Yes No
Burke County   current No Yes
Cabarrus County   1910 Yes No
Cabarrus County   1988 Yes No
Cabarrus County   current No Yes
Caldwell County   1919 Yes No
Caldwell County   1989 Yes No
Caldwell County   current No Yes
Camden County   1923 No No
Camden County   1995 Yes No
Camden County   current No Yes
Camp Butner   1999 Yes No
Carteret County   1938 No No
Carteret County   1987 Yes No
Carteret County   current No Yes
Cary Area   1901 Yes No
Caswell County   1908 Yes No
Caswell County   current No Yes
Catawba County   1975 Yes No
Catawba County   current No Yes
Chatham County   1937 No No
Chatham County   2006 Yes No
Chatham County   current No Yes
Cherokee County   1921 No No
Cherokee County   1951 No No
Cherokee County   2015 Yes No
Cherokee County   current No Yes
Chowan County   1906 Yes No
Chowan County   current No Yes
Chowan and Perquimans Counties   1986 Yes No
Clay County   1941 No No
Clay County   1998 Yes No
Clay County   current No Yes
Cleveland County   1916 Yes No
Cleveland County   2006 Yes No
Cleveland County   current No Yes
Columbus County   1915 Yes No
Columbus County   1990 Yes No
Columbus County   current No Yes
Craven Area   1903 Yes No
Craven County   1929 No No
Craven County   1989 Yes No
Craven County   current No Yes
Cumberland County   1922 No No
Cumberland County   current No Yes
Cumberland and Hoke Counties   1984 Yes No
Currituck County   1982 Yes No
Currituck County   current No Yes
Dare County   1992 Yes No
Dare County   current No Yes
Davidson County   1917 Yes No
Davidson County   1994 Yes No
Davidson County   current No Yes
Davie County   1927 No No
Davie County   1995 Yes No
Davie County   current No Yes
Duplin County   1905 Yes No
Duplin County   1959 Yes No
Duplin County   current No Yes
Durham County   1920 Yes No
Durham County   1976 Yes No
Durham County   current No Yes
Edgecombe County   1907 Yes No
Edgecombe County   1979 Yes No
Edgecombe County   current No Yes
Forsyth County   1914 Yes No
Forsyth County   1976 Yes No
Forsyth County   current No Yes
Franklin County   1931 No No
Franklin County   2004 Yes No
Franklin County   current No Yes
Gaston County   1909 Yes No
Gaston County   1989 Yes No
Gaston County   current No Yes
Gates County   1929 No No
Gates County   1996 Yes No
Gates County   current No Yes
Graham County   1953 No No
Graham County   2011 Yes No
Graham County   current No Yes
Granville County   1910 Yes No
Granville County   1997 Yes No
Granville County   current No Yes
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina   2009 Yes No
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina   current No Yes
Greene County   1924 No No
Greene County   1980 Yes No
Greene County   current No Yes
Greeneville Area, Tennessee-North Carolina   1904 Yes No
Guilford County   1920 Yes No
Guilford County   1977 Yes No
Guilford County   current No Yes
Halifax County   1918 Yes No
Halifax County   2006 Yes No
Halifax County   current No Yes
Harnett County   1917 Yes No
Harnett County   1994 Yes No
Harnett County   current No Yes
Haywood Area   current No Yes
Haywood County Area   1997 Yes No
Haywood County   1922 No No
Haywood County   1954 No No
Henderson County   1907 Yes No
Henderson County   1943 No No
Henderson County   1980 Yes No
Henderson County   current No Yes
Hertford County   1917 Yes No
Hertford County   1984 Yes No
Hertford County   current No Yes
Hickory Area   1902 Yes No
Hoke County   1921 Yes No
Hoke County   current No Yes
Hyde County   2001 Yes No
Hyde County   current No Yes
Iredell County   1964 Yes No
Iredell County   2011 Yes No
Iredell County   current No Yes
Jackson County   1948 No No
Jackson County   1997 Yes No
Jackson County   current No Yes
Johnston County   1911 Yes No
Johnston County   1994 Yes No
Johnston County   current No Yes
Jones County   1938 No No
Jones County   1981 Yes No
Jones County   current No Yes
Lake Mattamuskeet Area   1910 Yes No
Lee County   1933 No No
Lee County   1989 Yes No
Lee County   current No Yes
Lenoir County   1927 No No
Lenoir County   1977 Yes No
Lenoir County   current No Yes
Lincoln County   1916 Yes No
Lincoln County   1995 Yes No
Lincoln County   current No Yes
Macon County   1929 No No
Macon County   1956 No No
Macon County   1996 Yes No
Macon County   current No Yes
Madison County   1942 No No
Madison County   2008 Yes No
Madison County   current No Yes
Martin County   1928 No No
Martin County   1989 Yes No
Martin County   current No Yes
McDowell County   1995 Yes No
McDowell County   current No Yes
Mecklenburg County   1910 Yes No
Mecklenburg County   1917 No No
Mecklenburg County   1980 Yes No
Mecklenburg County   current No Yes
Mitchell County   1952 No No
Mitchell County   2004 Yes No
Mitchell County   current No Yes
Montgomery County   1930 No No
Montgomery County   current No Yes
Moore County   1919 No No
Moore County   1995 Yes No
Moore County   current No Yes
Mount Mitchell Area   1902 Yes No
Nash County   1926 No No
Nash County   1989 Yes No
Nash County   current No Yes
New Hanover County   1906 Yes No
New Hanover County   1977 Yes No
New Hanover County   current No Yes
Northampton County   1925 No No
Northampton County   1994 Yes No
Northampton County   current No Yes
Onslow County   1921 No No
Onslow County   1992 Yes No
Onslow County   current No Yes
Orange County   1918 Yes No
Orange County   1977 Yes No
Orange County   current No Yes
Pamlico County   1937 No No
Pamlico County   1987 Yes No
Pamlico County   current No Yes
Pasquotank County   1957 Yes No
Pasquotank County   2008 Yes No
Pasquotank County   current No Yes
Pender County   1914 Yes No
Pender County   1990 Yes No
Pender County   current No Yes
Perquimans County   current No Yes
Perquimans and Pasquotank Counties   1905 Yes No
Person County   1928 No No
Person County   1995 Yes No
Person County   current No Yes
Pitt County   1909 Yes No
Pitt County   1974 Yes No
Pitt County   current No Yes
Polk County   1923 No No
Polk County   1998 Yes No
Polk County   current No Yes
Raleigh to Newbern   1900 Yes No
Randolph County   1915 Yes No
Randolph County   2006 Yes No
Randolph County   current No Yes
Richmond County   1911 Yes No
Richmond County   1999 Yes No
Richmond County   current No Yes
Robeson County   1909 Yes No
Robeson County   1978 Yes No
Robeson County   current No Yes
Rockingham County   1926 No No
Rockingham County   1992 Yes No
Rockingham County   current No Yes
Rowan County   1914 Yes No
Rowan County   2004 Yes No
Rowan County   current No Yes
Rutherford County   1924 No No
Rutherford County   1997 Yes No
Rutherford County   current No Yes
Sampson County   1923 No No
Sampson County   1985 Yes No
Sampson County   current No Yes
Scotland County   1909 Yes No
Scotland County   1967 Yes No
Scotland County   2006 Yes No
Scotland County   current No Yes
Stanly County   1918 Yes No
Stanly County   1989 Yes No
Stanly County   current No Yes
Statesville Area   1901 Yes No
Stokes County   1940 No No
Stokes County   1995 Yes No
Stokes County   current No Yes
Surry County   1937 No No
Surry County   2007 Yes No
Surry County   current No Yes
Swain County Area   current No Yes
Swain County   1947 No No
Transylvania County   1906 Yes No
Transylvania County   1948 No No
Transylvania County   1974 Yes No
Transylvania County   current No Yes
Tyrrell County   1920 Yes No
Tyrrell County   1988 Yes No
Tyrrell County   current No Yes
Union County   1916 Yes No
Union County   1996 Yes No
Union County   current No Yes
Vance County   1921 Yes No
Vance County   1980 Yes No
Vance County   current No Yes
Wake County   1916 Yes No
Wake County   1970 Yes No
Wake County   current No Yes
Warren County   1942 No No
Warren County   current No Yes
Washington County   1917 No No
Washington County   1932 No No
Washington County   1981 Yes No
Washington County   current No Yes
Watauga County   1928 No No
Watauga County   1958 Yes No
Watauga County   2005 Yes No
Watauga County   current No Yes
Wayne County   1916 Yes No
Wayne County   1974 Yes No
Wayne County   current No Yes
Wilkes County   1921 Yes No
Wilkes County   1997 Yes No
Wilkes County   current No Yes
Wilson County   1925 No No
Wilson County   1983 Yes No
Wilson County   current No Yes
Yadkin County   1924 No No
Yadkin County   1962 Yes No
Yadkin County   current No Yes
Yancey County   1952 No No
Yancey County   2003 Yes No
Yancey County   current No Yes