southern colonies

Virginia

Founded: 1607 by John Smith and others, at Jamestown


Major Industry: Plantation agriculture (tobacco, wheat, corn)


Major Cities: Jamestown, Williams-burg, Richmond


Colony Named for: England's Virgin Queen Elizabeth 1


Became a State: June 25, 1788

maryland

Founded: 1633 by Lord Baltimore and others, at Baltimore


Major Industry: Manufacturing (shipbuilding, iron works), Agriculture (corn, wheat, rice, indigo)


Major Cities: Baltimore, Annapolis


Colony Named for: queen-Henrietta maria of England


Became a State: April 28, 1788

north carolina

Founded: 1653 by Virginia colonists


Major Industry: Plantation agriculture (indigo, rice, tobacco)


Major Cities: Raleigh


Colony Named for: from Carolus, the Latin word for Charles Charles 1 of England


Became a State: November 21, 1789

south carolina

Founded: 1663 by English colonists


Major Industry: Plantation agriculture (indigo, rice, tobacco, cotton, cattle)


Major Cities: Charleston


Colony Named for: from Carolus, the Latin word for Charles Charles 1 of England


Became a State: May 23, 1788

georgia

Founded: 1732 by James Oglethorpe and others


Major Industry: Agriculture (indigo, rice, sugar)


Major Cities: Savannah


Colony Named for: England king George 11


Became a State: January 2, 1788