Southern colony

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Southern colony

Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina


Maryland


Founded: 1633

Region: Southern

Government: proprietary

Religion: Anglicans and Baptists

Major towns : Baltimore and Annapolis

Famous People: George Carvet

Virginia


Founded: 1607

Region: Southern

Government: Royal

Religion: Anglicans and baptist

Major Towns: Jamestown Willamsburg Richmond

Famous People: John Smith

The Carolinas

Founded: 1653 and 1663

Region: Southern

Government: Royal

Religion: Anglicans and Baptist

Major towns: Brunswick town and Raleigh Charlston and Sumter

Famous people: Lord properties and Charterof Carolina


Georgia Facts

Founded: 1732


Region: Southern

Government: Royal

Religion: Anglicans and Baptist

Major Towns: Savannaha, Hardwicke, and Wrightsboro

Famous People: James Oglethorpe

Geography

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


Climate

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.


Trade/Exports

Trade / Exports: Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products.