Thirteen Colonies

Aaron Cherry

Southern Colonies

Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.


Virginia Colony Facts


Founded: 1607

Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities:Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond

Famous People:John Smith


Maryland Colony Facts

Founded:1633

Region:Southern

Government:Proprietary

Religion:Anglicans and Baptists

Major Cities:Baltimore and Annapolis

Famous People:George Calvert


North Carolina Colony Facts

Founded:1653

Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities:Brunswick Town and Raleigh

Famous People:Lords Proprietors

South Carolina Colony Facts

Founded:1663

Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities:Charleston and Sumter

Famous People:Charter of Carolina


Georgia Colony Facts

Founded:1732

Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and Baptist

Major Cities:Savannah, Hardwicke and Wrightsboro

Famous People:James Oglethorpe

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.


Geography

The geography of the Southern Colonies featured fertile soil, hilly coastal plains, forests, long rivers and swamp areas.


Economy

Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products