Soil Survey

THE KNOX COUNTY SOIL SURVEY is an excellent tool used to identify various soil types throughout the county. The survey provides individuals with soil type classifications and soil maps. Various tables which rate the soils for recreational purposes, building site development, septic tank installation and tree planting are also at your fingertips.  Whether you are a potential home buyer or a land contractor the soil survey is definitely a valuable resource. To obtain a free copy book of the Knox County Soil Survey please contact the Knox Soil & Water Conservation District at 393-6724 or email with your mailing address. 

The Knox County Soil Survey is also available in digital format on compact disk. The CDs contain an updated version of the Soil Survey for Knox County originally published in 1985 as well as digital aerial photographs for the entire county.  Two versions are available; a single disk for users who already use or have access to ArcView GIS software, and a dual disk set with an integral “locked down” survey without having to purchase the entire ArcView package. The program is designed to run on current Windows© operating systems. The cost of both versions is $5.00, they may be ordered pre-paid through mail order (P.O. Box 270, Mount Vernon, OH 43050) or picked up at the SWCD office at 1025 Harcourt Rd. Mount Vernon. Checks should be made payable to Knox SWCD.



To obtain USGS topographic maps of any location in the United States please go to TopoZone.


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