By: Owen Rourke
The Economy of the Southern Colonies
The colony of Maryland was founded by Sir George Calvert. Georgia was founded by James Ogletorpe. Carolinas were founded by 8 English nobles. Virginia was founded by the London Company.
Each colony started in different years. Virgina started in 1607. Maryland started in 1632. North Carolina was started in 1663. South Carolina started in 1712. Georgia started in 1733.
Maryland was started to be a safe haven for Catholics. Virginia was started as the first English settlement. North and South Carolina was started to make money. Georgia was started as a Debtor colony buffer against Spanish ans French colonies.