Thirteen Colonies

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Southern Colonies

Georgia ,North Carolina,South Carolina,Maryland,Virginia


Georgia Colony Facts


Founded:1732


Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities:Savannah,Hardwicke, and Wrightsboro

Famous People:James,Oglethorpe


North Carolina

Founded:1653


Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities:Brunswick Town,Raleigh

Famous People:Lords Proprietors



South Carolina

Founded:1663


Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities: Charleston and Sumter

Famous People:Charter and Carolina



Maryland

Founded: 1633

Region:Southern

Government:Proprietary

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities: Baltimore and Annapolis

Famous People:George Calvert


Virginia

Founded: 1607

Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities:James Town, Williamsburg,Richmond

Famous People:John Smith


Geography

  • Geography: The geography of the Southern Colonies featured fertile soil, hilly coastal plains, forests, long rivers and swamp are areas


Climate

  • 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


Economy

  • Trade / Exports: Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products - refer to Colonial Times