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Published Soil Surveys for South 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)
Abbeville County   1937 Yes No
Abbeville County   1980 Yes No
Abbeville County   current No Yes
Abbeville   1902 Yes No
Aiken Area   1985 Yes No
Aiken Area   current No Yes
Allendale County   1993 Yes No
Allendale County   current No Yes
Anderson County   1910 Yes No
Anderson County   1979 Yes No
Anderson County   current No Yes
Bamberg County   1914 Yes No
Bamberg County   1966 Yes No
Bamberg County   2007 Yes No
Bamberg County   current No Yes
Barnwell County, Eastern Part   1977 Yes No
Barnwell County, Eastern Part   current No Yes
Barnwell County   1914 Yes No
Beaufort County   current No Yes
Beaufort and Jasper Counties   1980 Yes No
Berkeley County   1918 Yes No
Berkeley County   1980 Yes No
Berkeley County   current No Yes
Calhoun County   1963 Yes No
Calhoun County   2006 Yes No
Calhoun County   current No Yes
Campobello Area   1903 Yes No
Charleston Area   1904 Yes No
Charleston Area   current No Yes
Charleston County   1971 Yes No
Cherokee County   1905 Yes No
Cherokee County   1962 Yes No
Cherokee County   current No Yes
Chester County   1912 Yes No
Chester County   current No Yes
Chester and Fairfield Counties   1982 Yes No
Chesterfield County   1915 Yes No
Chesterfield County   1995 Yes No
Chesterfield County   current No Yes
Clarendon County   1910 Yes No
Clarendon County   1976 Yes No
Clarendon County   current No Yes
Colleton County   1982 Yes No
Colleton County   current No Yes
Conway Area   1910 Yes No
Darlington Area   1902 Yes No
Darlington County   1960 Yes No
Darlington County   2006 Yes No
Darlington County   current No Yes
Dillon County   1931 Yes No
Dillon County   1978 Yes No
Dillon County   current No Yes
Dorchester County   1917 Yes No
Dorchester County   1990 Yes No
Dorchester County   current No Yes
Edgefield County   1938 Yes No
Edgefield County   1981 Yes No
Edgefield County   current No Yes
Fairfield County   1913 Yes No
Fairfield County   current No Yes
Florence County   1916 Yes No
Florence County   current No Yes
Florence and Sumter Counties   1974 Yes No
Georgetown County   1911 Yes No
Georgetown County   1982 Yes No
Georgetown County   current No Yes
Greenville County   1924 Yes No
Greenville County   1975 Yes No
Greenville County   current No Yes
Greenwood County   1929 No No
Greenwood County   current No Yes
Greenwood and McCormick Counties   1980 Yes No
Hampton County   1917 Yes No
Hampton County   1995 Yes No
Hampton County   current No Yes
Horry County   1920 Yes No
Horry County   1986 Yes No
Horry County   current No Yes
Jasper County   current No Yes
Kershaw County Area   1989 Yes No
Kershaw County Area   current No Yes
Kershaw County   1919 Yes No
Lancaster County   1904 Yes No
Lancaster County   1973 Yes No
Lancaster County   current No Yes
Laurens County   current No Yes
Laurens and Union Counties   1975 Yes No
Lee County   1907 Yes No
Lee County   1963 Yes No
Lee County   2007 Yes No
Lee County   current No Yes
Lexington County   1925 Yes No
Lexington County   1976 Yes No
Lexington County   current No Yes
Marion County   1980 Yes No
Marion County   current No Yes
Marlboro County   1919 Yes No
Marlboro County   1965 Yes No
Marlboro County   2006 Yes No
Marlboro County   current No Yes
McCormick County   current No Yes
Newberry County   1921 Yes No
Newberry County   1960 Yes No
Newberry County   2008 Yes No
Newberry County   current No Yes
Oconee Area   current No Yes
Oconee County   1908 Yes No
Oconee County   1963 Yes No
Orangeburg Area   1905 Yes No
Orangeburg County   1913 Yes No
Orangeburg County   1988 Yes No
Orangeburg County   current No Yes
Pickens County   1943 Yes No
Pickens County   1972 Yes No
Pickens County   current No Yes
Richland County   1918 Yes No
Richland County   1978 Yes No
Richland County   current No Yes
Saluda County   1910 Yes No
Saluda County   1962 Yes No
Saluda County   current No Yes
Savannah River Plant Area, Parts of Aiken, Barnwell, and Allendale Counties   1990 Yes No
Savannah River Plant Area, Parts of Aiken, Barnwell, and Allendale Counties   current No Yes
Spartanburg County   1924 Yes No
Spartanburg County   1968 Yes No
Spartanburg County   current No Yes
Sumter County   1907 Yes No
Sumter County   1943 No No
Sumter County   2013 Yes No
Sumter County   current No Yes
Sumter National Forest Area, Oconee County   1985 Yes No
Sumter National Forest Area, Oconee County   current No Yes
Union County   1914 Yes No
Union County   current No Yes
Williamsburg County   1928 No No
Williamsburg County   1989 Yes No
Williamsburg County   current No Yes
York County   1906 Yes No
York County   1965 Yes No
York County   current No Yes