by Clara and Daniel
- Founders: Trustees
- 71 men who were entitled trust of “running the government,” not paid
- Type of colony: Charter (Governed by royal charter without interference from the crown/British government)
- Relations with the Indians: Maintained a good relationship with the Indians, some came to become part of the Trustees council.
People in Georgia concentrated on trading the things they grew in order to make a living.
Some of the products made in Colonial Georgia were tobacco, cotton, corn, vegetables, grain, and fruit.
Some of the main natural resources of Georgia were timber, furs, rice, and cotton.
- Colonial Georgia was dependant on slavery, just like many other southern colonies. Slaves did most of the farming for them.
Famous People/Interesting Facts
James Oglethorpe: Founder of the Georgia Colony who was inspired to start colony by the death of his friend, (Robert Castell) in debtor's prison in England. A man who influenced his friend, James Oglethorpe, decision to set prisoners free.
(1741) Trustees divided Georgia into two counties - Savannah and Frederica
(1752) Trustees surrendered charter to British government; Georgia became royal colony