Southern Colonies

Bianca,Miguel,Garrett,Abby

Southern Colonies

Maryland Colony, North Carolina Colony, South Carolina Colony, Virginia Colony, Georgia Colony


Maryland

Founded:1633

Government:Proprietary

Religion:Anglicans and Baptists

Major Towns:Baltimore and Annapolis

Famous People:George Calvert

Virginia

Founded:1607

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Towns:Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond

Famous People:John Smith

North Carolina Colony

Founded:1653


Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Towns:Brunswick Town and Raleigh

Famous People:Lords Proprietors

South Carolina Colony

Founded:1663


Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Towns:Charleston and Sumter

Famous People:Charter of Carolina

Georgia Colony

Founded:1732


Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Towns:Savannah, 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

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

Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products - refer to Colonial Times.