Come on down to Georgia,
Come on down to the South
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.