The first permanent English colony in North America
History of the colony
The first original colony of the 13 original colonies was Virginia, which was located on the Atlantic coast of North America. The original 13 colonies consisted of three geographic areas that were New England, Middle, and Southern colonies. The Virginia Colony was classified as one of the Southern Colonies along with the Maryland colony, North Carolina colony, South Carolina colony, and Georgia colony. Virginia was an English colony in North America that lasted from 1607 until 1776.
Settlement of the English in the Virginia Colony
The Colony location
The Virginia colony was right in the center of the middle and southern colonies. The colony was right next to the Atlantic ocean, which was great for shipping the resources that were found back and forth to England. Although they did not find much gold in Virginia, they did learn how to cultivate tobacco and that improved the economy greatly.