The South Carolina Colony
By: Maria Forgione
Explorers and First Settlers
South Carolina's Youth 1680-1729
The Colony's Golden Age 1730-1760
You may not have known that South Carolina had a golden age. A golden age for South Carolina was when a popular governor made South Carolina a better colony than it already was! In 1729 a popular governor named Robert Johnson was appointed in England as South Carolina's governor. While serving in that position between 1730 and 1735, he did a great job to improve the colony. Despite being one of America's wealthiest colonies, South Carolina did have a big problem in governor Johnson's view. Although a third town -Georgetown- was founded along the Atlantic Ocean in northeastern South Carolina in 1730, the only settled part of South Carolina was still the -twenty mile- wide strip of land along the coast. Johnson helped develop a plan to settle South Carolina's inland regions. Known as "Johnson's township scheme," the plan involved settling colonists from such places as Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and Wales (the country west of England), as well as English people. That is some information about the popular governor that made South Carolina a better colony.
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