Southern colony

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Southern Colony

Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia


Virginia Colony Facts


Founded: 1607

Region: southern

Government: royal

Religion: Anglican and Baptist

Major Towns: Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond

Famous People: John Smith




Maryland Colony Facts

Founded: 1633

Region: southern

Government: Proprietary

Religion: Anglican and Baptist

Major Towns:Baltimore and Annapolis

Famous People:George Calvert



North Carolina Colony Facts

Founded: 1653

Region: southern

Government:Royal

Religion: Anglican and Baptist

Major Towns:Brunswick Town and Raleigh

Famous People:Lords Proprietors


South Carolina Colony

founded : 1663

region:Southern government: Royal religion:Anglican

and Baptist

major towns:Charleston and Sumter

famous people:Charter of Carolina

Georgia Colony

founded:1732


region:Southern

government:Royal

religion:Anglican

and Baptist

major towns:Savannah, Hardwicke and Wrightsboro

famous people: James Oglethorpe

Geography

he 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.