THIRTEEN COLINES

LAURENWALTERS AND KIMBERLYNAVARRETE

Southern Colony

Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Maryland Colony Facts

Founded:1633

region:southern

government:proprietary

religion:anglicans and baptists

major cities:baltimore and annapolis

famous people:George Calavert

Virginia Colony Facts

Founded: 1607

region:Southern

government: Royal

religion Anglican and Baptist

major cities: Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond

famous people: John Smith

north Carolina colony facts

Founded: 1653

region:southern

government:royal

religion:Anglican and Baptist

major cities:Brunswick Town and Raleigh

famous people:Lords Proprietors


South Carolina Colony Facts

Founded:1663

region:southern

government:royal

religion:Anglican and Baptist

major cities:Charleston and Sumter

famous people:Charter of Carolina


Georgia Colony Facts

Founded:1732

region:southern

government:royal

religion:Anglican and Baptist

major cities:Savannah, Hardwicke and Wrightsboro

famous people:James Oglethorpe


CLIMATE


  • Warmest of the three regions, winters not difficult to survive, but the hot and humid summers gave rise to the spread of disease. The warm climate made it possible to grow crops throughout the year and was ideally suited for plantations



GEOGRAPHY

  • The geography of the Southern Colonies featured fertile soil, hilly coastal plains, forests, long rivers and swamp areas


ECONOMY

  • Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products - refer to Colonial Times