Georgia Colony

Elizabeth Nowlin

Who founded the colony and why?

James Oglethorpe founded Georgia in 1733. James was thinking that Georgia was going to be a refuge for released debtors and the pour. 100 colonists settled in current day Savannah.

Georgia's main industry and who funded the colony.

Georgia was very focused on agriculture. Georgia produces poultry, eggs, cotton, peanuts, peaches, and onions. In 1732, King George the second approved the charter, so the state was named Georgia in his honor.

The set up of the society.

Georgia was the only one of the colonies that slavery was banned in. Catholics and lawyers were also banned.

Interesting Facts

The capital of Georgia has changed between 4 different cities.

The ship that the colonists come on was named Anne.