Lynchburg -- South Carolina Soil

Photograph closeup of a field and woodland in the background.

Photograph of the profile of a typifying pedon of Lynchburg soil series.

Lynchburg Soil Profile

Surface layer: black loamy fine sand
Subsurface layer: grayish brown loamy fine sand
Subsoil - upper: brownish yellow fine sandy loam
Subsoil - lower: gray sandy clay loam
The Lynchburg series consists of very deep, somewhat poorly drained soils that formed in sandy and loamy marine sediments. These soils are in shallow depressions or on broad interstream divides on the Coastal Plain. Where drained, the soils are considered prime farmland. Lynchburg soils have a high site index for lobolly pine.

There are approximately 432,000 acres of Lynchburg soils in South Carolina. The mean annual precipitation ranges from 38 to 50 inches, and the mean annual temperature ranges from 59 to 66 degrees F.

Small scale map of South Carolina showing distribution of Lynchburg soil series.

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