Well, I’m now glad to know that we have officially defined what Georgia’s state dirt will be. It’s called “Tifton”, but it sounds like it’s going to be mostly found in the southern part of the state. Here’s the description according to the August Chronicle:
Our state dirt is Tifton, defined as “a dark grayish brown loamy sand, made distinctive by the presence of more than 5 percent ironstone nodules in the upper part of the soil and more than 5 percent plinthite in the lower part of the soil.”
Makes me wonder what we call our Georgia red clay in the northern part of the state. Unofficial state dirt?? No word on if this caused any mudslinging between red clay dirt fans and the Tifton soil folks.
Hat Tip to Travis Bowden for posting this on Facebook.