Thirteen Colonies

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Southern Colony

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


Maryland Colony Facts

Founded:1633


Region:Southern

Government:Proprietary

Religion: Anglicans and Baptists

Major Cities: Baltimore and Annapolis

Famous People: George Calvert


Virginia Colony facts


Founded:1607


Region:Southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican

and Baptist

Major Cities:Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond

Famous People:John Smith


North Carolina Colony facts

Founded: 1653


Region:Southern

Government:Southern

Religion:Anglican

and Baptist

Major Cities:Charleston and Sumter

Famous People:Charter of Carolina


South Carolina Colony


Founded:1663

Region:Southern

Government:Royal

religion;Anglican

and Baptist

Major Cities: Charleston and Sumter

Famous People:Charter of Carolina


Georgia Colony

Founded:1732

Region:Southern

religion;Anglica

goverment;Royal


Major Cities: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.


Economy

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