The Great Colony of South Carolina

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Why South Carolina?

South Carolina is a great colony. South Carolina is also a Royal, Charter and Proprietary colony. It has many major towns and cities which are not dominated by a specific religion and gives way to religious freedom. This colony is located on the coast of North America so it is really is for trade. In South Carolina it is very warm; this climate makes it possible to grow crops throughout the year and also is not hard to survive during the winter. South Carolina concentrates on agriculture and developing the plantations exporting tobacco, cotton, corn, vegetables, grain, fruit and livestock. Most of the plantations in South Carolina grow cotton, tobacco, rice, sugar, indigo, and other crops which is very good for trade. This is good land because of all the raw materials South Carolina has to offer such as fish, timber and good agricultural land. The first settlers, the English nobels, settled upon South Carolina because of the reliable water source and the climate.

State Symbols

Timeline of Important Facts

  • (1609) Henry Hudson English and Navigator explores the area
  • (1629) Charles I of England granted "Carolana" to Sir Robert Heath
  • (March 24, 1663) Charles II of England granted "Carolina" to the Eight Lords Proprietors
  • (1670) First English settlement was Charles Town (named for Charles II)
  • (1670) William Sayle sailed up the Ashley River with ships filled with emigrants from Barbados and built a town.
  • (1710) Separated from North Carolina
  • (December 21, 1719) Lords proprietors are overthrown

Key People

  • English nobles- found the Carolinas in 1633
  • King Charles- found the land of Carolina and named it Carolana which means Land of Charles
  • King Charles II- changed the spelling from Carolana to Carolina and also gave the land to eight English noble men as a gift
  • The Lords Proprietors- the men who King Charles II gave the land Carolina to
  • Eliza Lucas introduced the major cash crop indigo