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


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





and Baptist

major towns:Savannah, Hardwicke and Wrightsboro

famous people: James Oglethorpe


he geography of the Southern Colonies featured fertile soil, hilly coastal plains, forests, long rivers and swamp areas.


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.


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