Hazleton soil was named for the city of Hazleton in east central Pennsylvania. Hazleton soils occur in half of the counties of the state (more than 1.5 million acres) in woodland, cropland, hay and pastureland. Hazleton is one of more than 1000 types of soil that are mapped in Pennsylvania. Official state fauna and flora are all found on Hazleton soils - it supports the diversity of Pennsylvania.
Hazleton Soils are found in the Ridge and Valley, Allegheny Mountain, High Plateaus, and Pittsburgh Plateaus Physiographic Provinces in Pennsylvania. Forests on Hazleton soils are mixed northern hardwoods that include white and red oak, hickory, ash, maple, and black cherry.
*Each state in the United States has selected a state soil (twenty states have legislatively established their soil as an official state symbol).