Pro Chesapeake Settlement
Why Wealthy Englishmen Should Settle in the Chesapeake
Geographic/ Environmental/ Climate Considerations
2) Fertile soil supports large scale agricultural activities. John Rolfe, an early Jamestown colonist, found that tobacco grows particularly well in the Chesapeake and it is a valuable crop that produces many financial benefits for wealthy landowners.
3) The position of Virginia and Maryland on the coast makes it easy to trade with England. Also the James River and other deep rivers allow ocean going ships to travel inland.