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
Bama soil.png
Alaska Tanana
Arizona Casa Grande
Arkansas Stuttgart 1997
California San Joaquin
Colorado Seitz
Sloan Lake View from American Basin Trail.jpg
Connecticut Windsor proposed[3]
Delaware Greenwich 2000
Florida Myakka
Myakka soil.jpg
Georgia Tifton
Hawaii Hilo
Hilo soil profile.jpg
Idaho Threebear
Illinois Drummer
Drummer Soil Series - From USDA NRCS.jpg
Indiana Miami
Miami soil profile.jpg
Iowa Tama
Kansas Harney
Harney soil profile (Kansas State Soil).png
Kentucky Crider
Crider soil USDA NRCS profile.jpg
Louisiana Ruston
Maine Chesuncook (soil) 1999
Maryland Sassafras
Massachusetts Paxton 1990
Michigan Kalkaska 1990
Minnesota Lester
Lester soil USDA.png
Mississippi Natchez 2003
Missouri Menfro
Menfro soil USDA 1.jpg
Montana Scobey
Scobey Soil profile
Scobey Soil profile
Nebraska Holdrege (soil) 1979
Nevada Orovada 2001
New Hampshire Marlow[5]
New Jersey Downer
New Mexico Penistaja
New York Honeoye
North Carolina Cecil
North Dakota Williams
Ohio Miamian
Oklahoma Port Silt Loam
Oklahoma state soil.JPG
Oregon Jory
Pennsylvania Hazleton (soil)
Puerto Rico Bayamon
Rhode Island Narragansett
South Carolina Bohicket
South Dakota Houdek
Houdek soil.jpg
Tennessee Dickson
Texas Houston Black
Utah Mivida[8]
Vermont Tunbridge 1985
Virgin Islands Victory
Virginia Pamunkey
Washington Tokul
Tokul Soil.png
West Virginia Monongahela 1997
Wisconsin Antigo
Antigo (soil).jpg
Wyoming Forkwood

See also


  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. ^ "Windsor – Proposed State Soil". Connecticut Soils. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Archived from the original on 2007-07-31. Retrieved 2007-03-21.
  4. ^ "LAWS Detailed Bill Information Page". Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  5. ^ "Marlow". Retrieved 2019-03-27.
  6. ^ "House Concurrent Resolution 3, 2011". Oregon State Legislature. 2011. Archived from the original on August 5, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  7. ^ Mapes, Jeff (May 24, 2011). "Jory soil, not just any dirt, is named Oregon's state soil". The Oregonian. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  8. ^ "Soils | NRCS Utah". Retrieved 2016-12-16.
  9. ^ "Tokul – Washington State Soil" (PDF). State Soils. Natural Resources Conservation Service. Retrieved 2007-03-21.[permanent dead link]