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Soil Surveys

Atlas of Kentucky Soils

thumbnail of atlas of kentucky soils coverKentucky has a diverse array of geologic, topographic, physiographic, ecological, and aquatic features that have contributed to the development and present characteristics and productivity of the soils in the state. This Soil Atlas has been prepared as an aid to further the knowledge of soils in our state and provide a basic exposure of Kentucky’s soil resources to educators, students, natural resource planners, policy makers, citizens and visitors. Download the Atlas (PDF, 34MB)


Online Soil Surveys

Online Web Soil Survey  - Official USDA soil information as viewable maps and tables for more than 2300 soil surveys.

These documents require Acrobat Reader.

Web Soil Survey 3.0 Brochure (PDF; 2.16 MB)
     Spanish version (PDF; 2.18 MB)

Web Soil Survey Factsheet (PDF; 1.22 MB)

Web Soil Survey 3.0 Enhancements (PDF; 17 KB)


Historical Soil Survey Publications

How to Use a Soil Survey - basic information on utilizing a soil survey.

Listing of Soil Surveys by State - current and out-of-print soil surveys and contact information for requesting a paper or CD copy.