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Published Soil Surveys for Pennsylvania

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)
Adams County   1904 Yes No
Adams County   1967 Yes No
Adams County   2005 Yes No
Adams County   current No Yes
Allegheny County   1981 Yes No
Allegheny County   current No Yes
Allegheny Portage National Historic Site   2013 Yes No
Armstrong County   1939 Yes No
Armstrong County   1977 Yes No
Armstrong County   current No Yes
Beaver County   current No Yes
Beaver and Lawrence Counties   1982 Yes No
Bedford County   1911 Yes No
Bedford County   1998 Yes No
Bedford County   current No Yes
Berks County   1909 Yes No
Berks County   1970 Yes No
Berks County   current No Yes
Blair County   1917 Yes No
Blair County   1981 Yes No
Blair County   current No Yes
Bradford County   1911 Yes No
Bradford and Sullivan Counties   1986 Yes No
Bradford and Sullivan Counties   current No Yes
Bucks County   1946 Yes No
Bucks County   current No Yes
Bucks and Philadelphia Counties   1975 Yes No
Butler County   1989 Yes No
Butler County   current No Yes
Cambria County   1917 Yes No
Cambria County   1985 Yes No
Cambria County   current No Yes
Cameron and Elk Counties   1993 Yes No
Cameron and Elk Counties   current No Yes
Carbon County   1962 Yes No
Carbon County   current No Yes
Center County   1910 Yes No
Centre County   1981 Yes No
Centre County   current No Yes
Chester County   1905 Yes No
Chester County   current No Yes
Chester and Delaware Counties   1963 Yes No
Clarion County   1958 Yes No
Clarion County   current No Yes
Clearfield County   1916 Yes No
Clearfield County   1988 Yes No
Clearfield County   current No Yes
Clinton County   1966 Yes No
Clinton County   2007 Yes No
Clinton County   current No Yes
Columbia County   1967 Yes No
Columbia County   1991 Yes No
Columbia County   current No Yes
Crawford County   1954 Yes No
Crawford County   1979 Yes No
Crawford County   current No Yes
Cumberland County   current No Yes
Cumberland and Perry Counties   1986 Yes No
Dauphin County   1972 Yes No
Dauphin County   current No Yes
Delaware County   current No Yes
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, New Jersey and Pennsylvania   2013 Yes No
Erie County   1910 Yes No
Erie County   1960 Yes No
Erie County   current No Yes
Fayette County   1973 Yes No
Fayette County   current No Yes
Fort Necessity National Battlefield   2013 Yes No
Franklin County   1938 Yes No
Franklin County   1975 Yes No
Franklin County   current No Yes
Friendship Hill National Historic Site   2013 Yes No
Fulton County (State)   1947 Yes No
Fulton County   1969 Yes No
Fulton County   2004 Yes No
Fulton County   current No Yes
Greene County   1921 Yes No
Greene and Washington Counties   1983 Yes No
Greene and Washington Counties   current No Yes
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site   2013 Yes No
Huntingdon County   1944 No No
Huntingdon County   1978 Yes No
Huntingdon County   current No Yes
Indiana County   1931 No No
Indiana County   1968 Yes No
Indiana County   current No Yes
Jefferson County   1964 Yes No
Jefferson County   current No Yes
Johnstown Area   1907 Yes No
Johnstown Flood National Memorial   2013 Yes No
Juniata and Mifflin Counties   1981 Yes No
Juniata and Mifflin Counties   current No Yes
Lackawanna County   current No Yes
Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties   1982 Yes No
Lancaster Area   1900 Yes No
Lancaster County   1914 Yes No
Lancaster County   1959 Yes No
Lancaster County   1985 Yes No
Lancaster County   current No Yes
Lawrence County   current No Yes
Lebanon Area   1901 Yes No
Lebanon County   1981 Yes No
Lebanon County   current No Yes
Lehigh County   1912 No No
Lehigh County   1963 Yes No
Lehigh County   current No Yes
Lockhaven Area   1903 Yes No
Luzerne County   1981 Yes No
Luzerne County   current No Yes
Lycoming County   1928 Yes No
Lycoming County   1986 Yes No
Lycoming County   current No Yes
McKean County   1987 Yes No
McKean County   current No Yes
Mercer County   1917 Yes No
Mercer County   1971 Yes No
Mercer County   current No Yes
Monroe County   1981 Yes No
Monroe County   current No Yes
Montgomery County   1905 No No
Montgomery County   1967 Yes No
Montgomery County   current No Yes
Montour County   1985 Yes No
Montour County   current No Yes
Montour and Northumberland Counties   1955 No No
Northampton County   1974 Yes No
Northampton County   current No Yes
Northeastern Pennsylvania (Reconnaissance)   1913 Yes No
Northumberland County   1985 Yes No
Northumberland County   current No Yes
Northwestern Pennsylvania (Reconnaissance)   1908 No No
Perry County   current No Yes
Philadelphia County   current No Yes
Pike County   1969 Yes No
Pike County   current No Yes
Potter County   1958 Yes No
Potter County   current No Yes
Schuylkill County   1982 Yes No
Schuylkill County   current No Yes
Snyder County   1985 Yes No
Snyder County   current No Yes
Somerset County   1983 Yes No
Somerset County   current No Yes
South-Central Pennsylvania (Reconnaissance)   1910 Yes No
Southeastern Pennsylvania (Reconnaissance)   1914 Yes No
Southwestern Pennsylvania (Reconnaissance)   1911 Yes No
Susquehanna County   1973 Yes No
Susquehanna County   current No Yes
Tioga County   1929 No No
Tioga County   1981 Yes No
Tioga County   current No Yes
Union County   1946 No No
Union County   1985 Yes No
Union County   current No Yes
Upper Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River, New York and Pennsylvania   2013 Yes No
Valley Forge National Historical Park   2013 Yes No
Venango County   1975 Yes No
Venango County   current No Yes
Warren and Forest Counties   1985 Yes No
Warren and Forest Counties   current No Yes
Washington County   1910 Yes No
Wayne County   1938 No No
Wayne County   1985 Yes No
Wayne County   current No Yes
Westmoreland County   1968 Yes No
Westmoreland County   current No Yes
Wyoming County   1929 No No
Wyoming County   current No Yes
York County   1914 Yes No
York County   1963 Yes No
York County   2003 Yes No
York County   current No Yes