Come on down to Georgia,

Come on down to the South

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Georgia Info

Georgia is the 13th and last U.S. colony. James Oglethorpe founded this beautiful state on April 21, 1732 along with other colonists. The Georgia Colony was founded 50 years after the other twelve colonies. The original 13 colonies were divided into three geographic areas consisting of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. Georgia was classified as one of the Southern Colonies. The Province of Georgia was an English colony in North America that existed from 1732 until 1776, until it joined the other 12 colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of Georgia. Colonial Georgia's colony had lush, fertile lands. Being one of the larger southern colonies, Georgia had many forests, trees, vegetation, and wild animals. Georgia was named after King George II of England.

Facts about Georgia

The religion in Georgia was not dominated by a specific religion which gave way to religious freedom. By 1755, Georgia was governed by a Royal Colony. The southern colonies traded tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo, lumber, furs, and farm products. major industries include the agriculture of indigo, rice, and sugar. This colony became a state on January 7, 1788. The original name was the Province of Georgia, then later changed to Georgia. William Stephens was named president of the entire colony while James Oglethorpe was focused on defense of the colony during the war with Spain.

You should come!!

Georgia is a special colony that you should come to!! Although it was initially conceived of by James Oglethorpe for London's indebted prisoners, Georgia became established in 1732 to protect South Carolina and other southern colonies from Spanish invasions through Florida. The 13th and last of the British colonies, Georgia was the only one to be governed remotely by a Board of Trustees in London for the first 20 years. It was also the only colony to prohibit slavery from its inception.
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