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Soil Surveys

Soil Surveys

County soil surveys are produced by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, formerly the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Single copies of county soil surveys are generally available free of charge from the county offices. Another source of local soils information is the County Agent or Agricultural Extension Service, usually located in the county seat.

Note that some counties have never been surveyed, or have not been surveyed since the early 1900's. The reasons for this may include urbanization and/or difficulties in obtaining access permissions. Some local offices may have revisions in preparation or completed and awaiting approval and budgeting for printing, which is why it may be useful to contact the agencies directly.

A further note is that soil surveys since the early 1950's are produced on an air-photo base. Earlier series of soil surveys do not include the air photography base, and thus may be more difficult to interpret.

The Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) collection has a complete set of United States soil surveys; the Walter Geology Library has only Texas soil surveys.

Resources

Search library catalog using keywords such as soil survey and the county or state that you are looking for. Soil surveys may be located in the Geology Library, Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Center for American History, or other libraries. On the following pages, we've also provided a list of the soil surveys available in Texas. 

These keywords: soil survey texas travis

would result in: Soil Survey of Travis County, Texas

at this call number location: S 599 T4 T7 1974 

Austin Area 1904
Big Bend National Park 1985
Big Thicket National Preserve 1978
Central Gulf Coast Area 1911
Cooper Area 1908
Henderson Area 1907
Jacksonville Area 1903
Lufkin Area 1904
Nacogdoches Area 1903
Northwest Texas 1922
Panhandle Region 1911
Paris Area 1903
San Antonio Area 1904
San Marcos Area 1906
San Marcos, City of 1972
South-Central 1915
Southwest 1912
Waco Area 1906
Willis Area 1901
Woodville Area 1903

 

Search library catalog using keywords such as soil survey and the county or state that you are looking for. Soil surveys may be located in the Geology Library, Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Center for American History, or other libraries. On the following pages, we've also provided a list of the soil surveys available in Texas. 

These keywords: soil survey texas travis

would result in: Soil Survey of Travis County, Texas

at this call number location: S 599 T4 T7 1974 

Anderson 1904
Anderson 1975
Andrews 1974
Angelina 1988
Archer 1912
Archer 1912
Armstrong 1965
Atascosa 1980
Austin and Waller 1984
Bailey 1963
Bandera 1977
Bastrop 1979
Baylor 1976
Bee 1981
Bell 1916
Bell 1977
Bexar 1962
Blanco and Burnet 1979
Borden 1975
Bosque 1980
Bowie 1980
Brazoria 1981
Brazos 1914
Brazos 1916
Brazos 1958
Brazos 2003
Briscoe 1977
Brooks 1993
Brown and Mills 1975
Caldwell 1978
Calhoun 1978
Callahan 1981
Cameron 1977
Camp 1908
Camp, Franklin, Morris, and Titus 1990
Carson 1962
Castro 1972
Castro 1974
Chambers 1976
Cherokee 1958
Childress 1963
Clay 1980
Cochran 1964
Coke 1974
Coleman 1926
Coleman 1974
Collin 1969
Collingsworth 1973
Comal and Hays 1984
Comanche 1977
Concho 1988
Cooke 1979
Dallas 1980
Dawson 1975
Deaf Smith 1968
Denton 1922
Denton 1980
DeWitt 1978
Dickens 1926
Dickens 1970
Dimmit 1943
Dimmit and Zavala 1985
Donley 1980
Eastland 1917
Eastland 1977
Ector and Crane 1978
El Paso 1971
Ellis 1911
Ellis 1964
Erath 1923
Erath 1973
Falls 1978
Fannin 1938
Fannin 2002
Fisher 1966
Floyd 1978
Foard 1964
Fort Bend 1960
Franklin 1908
Freestone 1918
Freestone 2002
Frio 1992
Gaines 1965
Galveston 1935
Galveston 1988
Garza 1975
Gillespie 1975
Glasscock 1977
Gray 1966
Grayson 1909
Grayson 1980
Grimes 1996
Guadalupe 1977
Hale 1974
Hall 1967
Hansford 1960
Hardeman 1972
Harris 1922
Harris 1976
Harrison 1994
Hartley 1977
Haskell 1961
Hemphill 1974
Henderson 1979
Hidalgo 1981
Hill 1978
Hockley 1965
Hood and Somervell 1978
Hopkins and Rains 1977
Houston 1906
Houston 2002
Howard 1969
Hunt 1981
Hutchinson 1976
Irion 1986
Jackson 1997
Jasper and Newton 1982
Jeff Davis 1977
Jefferson 1915
Jefferson 1965
Jim Hogg 1974
Jim Wells 1979
Johnson 1985
Jones 1972
Karnes 2000
Kaufman 1940
Kinney 1967
Knox 1979
La Salle 1994
Lamar and Delta 1979
Lamb 1962
Lampasas 2001
Lavaca 1905
Lavaca 1992
Lee 1906
Leon 1989
Liberty 1996
Limestone 1998
Lipscomb 1975
Llano 2000
Loving and Winkler 2000
Lubbock 1979
Lynn 1959
Madison 1994
Martin 1974
Matagorda 2002
Maverick 1977
McCulloch 1974
McLennan 1958
McLennan 2001
Medina 1977
Menard 1967
Midland 1973
Mitchell 1969
Montague 1969
Montgomery 1972
Moore 1975
Morris 1910
Nolan 1981
Nueces 1966
Ochiltree 1973
Oldham 1980
Palo Pinto 1981
Panola 1975
Parker 1977
Parmer 1978
Pecos 1980
Polk and San Jacinto 1988
Potter 1980
Randall 1970
Reagan and Upton 2003
Red River 1923
Red River 1977
Reeves 1926
Reeves 1980
Refugio 1988
Roberts 1981
Robertson 1909
Rockwall 1926
Runnels 1970
Rusk 2000
San Patricio and Aransas 1979
San Saba 1917
San Saba 1982
Schleicher 1980
Scurry 1973
Sherman 1975
Smith 1917
Smith 1993
Starr 1972
Stephens 1994
Sterling 1977
Stonewall 1975
Sutton 1968
Swisher 1974
Tarrant 1981
Taylor 1918
Taylor 1976
Terrell Gregg Uvalde 1974
Val Verde 1982
Van Zandt 1998
Victoria 1982
Walker 1979
Ward 1975
Washington 1915
Washington 1981
Webb 1985
Wharton 1974
Wheeler 1975
Wichita 1977
Wilbarger 1962
Willacy 1982
Williamson 1982
Wilson 1908
Wilson 1977
Wise 1989
Wood 2000
Yoakum 1964
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