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Soil Survey of Essex County, Massachusetts

The soils of Essex County were surveyed in two parts, a Northern part and a Southern part.

Essex County, Northern Part

Essex Soil Survey-North

Communities of Northern Part: Amesbury, Andover, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, Haverhill, Lawrence, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, Rowley, Salisbury, Topsfield, and West Newbury

Issued: February 1981

Authors: Donald C. Fuller and Charles F. Hotz

Publication Scale: Order 2 mapping at 1:15,840 scale with minimum delineations of 6-8 acres.

Fieldwork conducted between 1966 and 1977

Base Map Imagery: Unrectified Black and White aerial photography flown in 1977

Soil Survey Area: 210,039 acres

List of Prime Farmland Map Units

Hydric Soil List

Hydrologic Soil Group List

Download the 1981 Soil Survey of Essex County, Northern Part in PDF format

Essex County, Southern Part

Essex Soil Survey-South

Communities of Northern Part: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, and Wenham

Issued: May 1984

Authors: Donald C. Fuller and Everette L. Francis

Fieldwork conducted in 1981

Publication Scale: Order 2 mapping at 1:15,840 scale with minimum delineations of 6-8 acres

Base Map Imagery: Black and White orthophotography flown in 1977

Soil Survey Area: 152,011 acres

List of Prime Farmland Map Units

Hydric Soil List

Hydrologic Soil Group List

Download the Soil Survey of Essex County, Southern Part in PDF format