Southern Colonies

By Avery Feucht, Dillon Lambert, Jalizza Gomez,Cade Chretien

Name of the Colony

The name of the colonies were the Southern colonies obviously because they were in the south.

The Dates the Southern Colonies Settled.

The Southern Colonies settled between 1607-1732. The settlements were Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Reasons People Settled in the Southern Colonies

People settled in the Southern Colonies because the promise of land, relative freedom, religious freedom, and some were ordered to come here. There was also better farming land here, since it stayed relatively warm year round.
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Geographic Features of the Southern Colonies

  • The tidewater left minerals on the tideland, which made the soil fertile.
  • The growing season was longer.
  • The tidelands went inland for about 100 miles and ended at the fall line.
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The Type of Climate in the Southern Colonies

  • The Climate was Mild and Warm
  • Good for Growing Cash Crops
  • The Land was Flat and the Soil was Rich