Georgia

the last of the 13 colonies to be established

Who established Georgia and why?

In 1732, James Oglethorpe founded Georgia. It used to be The Georgia State province but was changed when James Oglethorpe founded it into a colony. The main purposes of doing so was to protect South Carolina from invasion by the Spanish in florida, and by the French. Georgia is located in the southeast and is bordered by Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Alabama

Important and useful information

About Georgia and why its somewhere to live

  • Major town- Savannah
  • Climate- Very warm and humid; this gives farmers the chance to grow crops year round
  • Hilly coastal plains with many forest areas
  • History: had the highest slave population (grew cotton, tobacco, rice, sugar); 1864 General William Tecumseh Sherman captured Atlanta and begun his march to the sea.