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List of U.S. state soils

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This is a list of U.S. state soils. A state soil is a soil that has special significance to a particular state. Each state in the United States has selected a state soil, twenty of which have been legislatively established. These official state soils share the same level of distinction as official state flowers and birds. Also, representative soils have been selected for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.[1]


federal district
or territory
State soil Image Year adopted as official
state symbol (if any)
Alabama Bama 1997[2]
Alaska Tanana
Arizona Casa Grande
Arkansas Stuttgart 1997
California San Joaquin 1997
Colorado Seitz[3]
Connecticut Windsor proposed[4]
Delaware Greenwich 2000
Florida Myakka 1989
Georgia Tifton
Hawaii Hilo
Idaho Threebear
Illinois Drummer 2001
Indiana Miami
Iowa Tama
Kansas Harney
Kentucky Crider 1990
Louisiana Ruston
Maine Chesuncook (soil) 1999
Maryland Sassafras
Massachusetts Paxton 1990
Michigan Kalkaska 1990
Minnesota Lester 2012
Mississippi Natchez 2003
Missouri Menfro
Montana Scobey
Scobey Soil profile
Nebraska Holdrege (soil) 1979
Nevada Orovada 2001
New Hampshire Marlow[6]
New Jersey Downer
New Mexico Penistaja
New York Honeoye
North Carolina Cecil
North Dakota Williams
Ohio Miamian
Oklahoma Port Silt Loam 1987
Oregon Jory 2011[7][8]
Pennsylvania Hazleton (soil)
Puerto Rico Bayamon
Rhode Island Narragansett
South Carolina Bohicket
South Dakota Houdek 1990
Tennessee Dickson
Texas Houston Black
Utah Mivida[9]
Vermont Tunbridge 1985
Virgin Islands Victory
Virginia Pamunkey
Washington Tokul proposed[10]
West Virginia Monongahela 1997
Wisconsin Antigo 1983
Wyoming Forkwood

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "State Soils". U.S. Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-03-11.
  2. ^ "Official Alabama Soil". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2004-06-15. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
  3. ^ "Seitz -- Colorado State Soil". Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. August 23, 2022. Retrieved May 12, 2023.
  4. ^ "Windsor – Proposed State Soil". Connecticut Soils. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Archived from the original on 2007-07-31. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
  5. ^ "LAWS Detailed Bill Information Page". laws.leg.mt.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  6. ^ "Marlow". Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  7. ^ "House Concurrent Resolution 3, 2011". Oregon State Legislature. 2011. Archived from the original on August 5, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  8. ^ Mapes, Jeff (May 24, 2011). "Jory soil, not just any dirt, is named Oregon's state soil". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  9. ^ "Soils | NRCS Utah". www.ut.nrcs.usda.gov. Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  10. ^ "Tokul – Washington State Soil" (PDF). State Soils. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Retrieved 2007-03-21.[permanent dead link]

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