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The Wessagussett Plantation

North Weymouth Soils
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People generally don't establish potentially permanent settlements in swamps and areas that have been historically mined for gravel and sand or that have had seen significant episodes of earth moving generally don't preserve traces of the past.  By examining the types of soils (as determined by the United Stated Department of Agriculture USDA [nesoil.com]) we can better understand and preict where past settlment may have been located. Examing the soils also helps to establish vanished drainage patterns and locate potential freshwater sources.

North Weymouth Soils
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Blue and tan represent swamp, wetlands and generally soils less conductive for habitation

Soil types present in North Weymouth

Published
Map Unit Symbol

Map Unit Name

Hydric
Soil

Farmland
Class

610 Be Beaches    
420B CaB Canton fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
420C CaC Canton fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes No  
420D CaD Canton fine sandy loam, 15 to 35 percent slopes No  
422B CbB Canton fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
422C CbC Canton fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
422D CbD Canton fine sandy loam, 15 to 25 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
424B CcB Canton fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes, extremely bouldery No  
424C CcC Canton fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes, extremely bouldery No  
424D CcD Canton fine sandy loam, 15 to 25 percent slopes, extremely bouldery No  
628C CdC Canton-Urban land complex, 3 to 15 percent slopes No  
103B ChB Charlton-Hollis-Rock outcrop complex, 3 to 8 percent slopes No  
103C ChC Charlton-Hollis-Rock outcrop complex, 8 to 15 percent slopes No  
103D ChD Charlton-Hollis-Rock outcrop complex, 15 to 25 percent slopes No  
630C CuC Charlton-Hollis-Urban land complex, 3 to 15 percent slopes No  
256A DeA Deerfield loamy sand, 0 to 3 percent slopes No Prime
256B DeB Deerfield loamy sand, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
52 Fm Freetown muck Yes  
53 Fp Freetown muck, ponded Yes  
251A HaA Haven silt loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes No Prime
251B HaB Haven silt loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
253B HfB Hinckley sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No  
253C HfC Hinckley sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes No  
253D HfD Hinckley loamy sand, 15 to 35 percent slopes No  
104C HrC Hollis-Rock outcrop-Charlton complex, 3 to 15 percent slopes No  
104D HrD Hollis-Rock outcrop-Charlton complex, 15 to 35 percent slopes No  
65 Ip Ipswich mucky peat Yes  
254A MmA Merrimac fine sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes No Prime
254B MmB Merrimac fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
254C MmC Merrimac fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes No  
626B MnB Merrimac-Urban land complex, 0 to 8 percent slopes No  
300B MoB Montauk fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
300C MoC Montauk fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes No  
302B MsB Montauk fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
302C MsC Montauk fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
325B NpB Newport silt loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
325C NpC Newport silt loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes No  
325D NpD Newport silt loam, 15 to 25 percent slopes No  
627C NuC Newport-Urban land complex, 3 to 15 percent slopes No  
305B PaB Paxton fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
305C PaC Paxton fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes No  
305D PaD Paxton fine sandy loam, 15 to 25 percent slopes No  
307B PbB Paxton fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
307C PbC Paxton fine sandy loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
307D PbD Paxton fine sandy loam, 15 to 25 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
601 Pr Pits, quarry No  
600 Ps Pits, sand and gravel No  
345B PtB Pittstown silt loam, 2 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
30 Ra Raynham silt loam Yes  
70A RdA Ridgebury fine sandy loam, 0 to 5 percent slopes Yes  
71B RgB Ridgebury fine sandy loam, 2 to 8 percent slopes, extremely stony Yes  
04 Rm Rippowam silt loam Yes  
105D RoD Rock outcrop-Hollis complex, 3 to 25 percent slopes No  
05 Sa Saco silt loam Yes  
10 Sb Scarboro and Birdsall soils Yes  
223B ScB Scio very fine sandy loam, 2 to 5 percent slopes No Prime
315B SeB Scituate fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
317B StB Scituate fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
260B SuB Sudbury fine sandy loam, 2 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
51 Sw Swansea muck Yes  
653 Ua Udorthents, sandy No  
654 Ud Udorthents, loamy No  
655 Ue Udorthents, wet substratum No  
652 Uf Udorthents, refuse substratum No  
602 Ur Urbanland, 0 to 15 percent slopes No  
603 Uw Urbanland, wet substratum, 0 to 3 percent slopes No  
604 UxA Urban land-Boxford complex, 0 to 3 percent slopes No  
31A WaA Walpole sandy loam, 0 to 5 percent slopes Yes  
73A WhA Whitman fine sandy loam, 0 to 5 percent slopes, extremely stony Yes  
255A WnA Windsor loamy sand, 0 to 3 percent slopes No  
255B WnB Windsor loamy sand, 3 to 8 percent slopes No  
255C WnC Windsor loamy sand, 8 to 15 percent slopes No  
310A WrA Woodbridge fine sandy loam, 0 to 3 percent slopes No Prime
310B WrB Woodbridge fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes No Prime
312B WsB Woodbridge fine sandy loam, 3 to 8 percent slopes, extremely stony No  
623C WuC Woodbridge-Urban land complex, 3 to 15 percent slopes No

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