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Soil Symbols

National tributes to soil are rare but much appreciated. I will add information about national soil symbols later.

United States ˆ

Every state has selected a symbolic soil, though not all have been officially adopted. In the table below, soils without dates are unofficial.

List of State Soils
State Soil  
Alabama Bama Soil Series subactive siliceous 1997
Alaska Tanana
Arizona Casa Grande superactive mixed
Arkansas Stuttgart smectitic 1997
California San Joaquin Soil active mixed 1997
Colorado Seitz smectitic
Connecticut Windsor
Delaware Greenwich semiactive mixed 2000
Florida Myakka Fine Sand siliceous 1989
Georgia Tifton kaolinitic
Hawaii Hilo ferrihydritic
Idaho Thrreebear mixed
Illinois Drummer superactive mixed 2001
Indiana Miami active mixed
Iowa Tama superactive mixed
Kansas Harney Silt Loam smectitic 1990
Kentucky Crider Soil Series active mixed 1990
Louisiana Ruston semiactive silecous
Maine Chesuncook Soil Series isotic 1999
Maryland Sassafras semiactive siliceous
Massachusetts Paxton active mixed 1990
Michigan Kalkaska Soil Series mixed 1990
Minnesota Lester superactive mixed 2012
Mississippi Natchez Silt Loam superactive mixed
Missouri Menfro superactive mixed
Montana Scobey superactive mixed 2015
Montana Scobey soil series 2015
Nebraska Holdrege Series superactive mixed 1979
Nevada Orovada Series superactive mixed 2001
New Hampshire Marflow isotic
New Jersey Downer semiactive siliceous
New Mexico Penistaja superactive mixed
New York Honeoye? active mixed
North Carolina Cecil kaolinitic
North Dakota Williams superactive mixed
Ohio Miamian active mixed
Oklahoma Port superactive mixed 1987
Oregon Jory active mixed 2011
Oregon Jory soil 2011
Pennsylvania Hazelton subactive siliceous
Rhode Island Narragansett active mixed
South Carolina Bohicket semiactive siliceous
Houdek superactive mixed 1990
Tennessee Dickson semiactive siliceous 1998
Texas Houston Black smectitic
Utah Mivida superactive mixed
Vermont Tunbridge Soil Series isotic 1985
Virginia Pamunkey semiactive mixed
Washington Tokul amorphic
West Virginia Monongahela Silt Loam semiactive mixed 1997
Wisconsin Antigo Silt Loam mixed 1983
Wyoming Forkwood active mixed

Canada ˆ

List of Provincial Soils
Province Soil
New Brunswick Holmesville Soil Series 1997
Prince Edward Island Charlottetown soil
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