Sebree Sandstone Member (abandoned)

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Lithostratigraphy: Carbondale Formation >>Sebree Sandstone Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Desmoinesian Series
Allostratigraphy: Absaroka Sequence

Primary source

Nelson, W.J., P.H. Heckel and J.M. Obrad, 2022, Pennsylvanian Subsystem in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, Bulletin (in press).

Contributing author(s)

W.J. Nelson


Original description

Greb et al. (1992) attributed the Sebree Sandstone to Glenn (1912), but no reference to this unit appears therein. The earliest known reference to the Sebree Sandstone appears in Glenn (1922, p. 97–98).


Sebree is a community of about 1,500 people in northeastern Webster County, Kentucky.

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Type section

Type location

No specific locality was designated. Glenn (1922, p. 97–98) described the Sebree as coarse, cross-bedded sandstone that forms ridges and cliffs near Sebree and Steamport Landing in eastern Webster County, Kentucky.

Type author(s)

Glenn (1922, p. 97–98).

Type status


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Stratigraphic relationships

Plate 31 in Glenn (1922) shows the unit to be 15 to 65 ft (4.5 to 20 m) thick and to lie between the Nos. 7 and 8 coal beds (Dekoven and Survant). Wanless (1939) refined the position of the Sebree Sandstone to be between the Colchester and Dekoven coal beds, which is the same position as that of the earlier named Coxville Sandstone. The name Sebree Sandstone is hereby abandoned in favor of Coxville Sandstone on the basis of priority.


  • Glenn, L.C., 1912, A geological reconnaissance of the Tradewater River region, with special reference to the coal beds: Kentucky Geological Survey, Bulletin 17, 75 p.
  • Glenn, L.C., 1922, The geology and coals of Webster County, Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 6, v. 5, 249 p.
  • Greb, S.F., D.A. Williams, and A.D. Williamson, 1992, Geology and stratigraphy of the western Kentucky coal field: Kentucky Geological Survey, Series 11, Bulletin 2, 77 p., 1 pl.
  • Wanless, H.R., 1939, Pennsylvanian correlations in the Eastern Interior and Appalachian coal fields: Geological Society of America, Special Paper 17, 130 p.

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