southerncolonies

group

southern colonies

georgia, maryland, virginia, south carolina, north caralina


georgia colony facts

founded:1732

Region:southern

Government:Royal

Religion:Anglican and baptist

Major cities: savannah hardwicke and wrightsboro

Famous people: james oglethorpe

South Carolina Colony facts

founded:1663

region:southern

government:royal

religion: anglican and baptist

major cities:charleston and sumtur

famous people:charter of carolina

north carolina colony facts

founded:1653


region: southern

government:royal

religion: anglican and baptist

major cites: brunswick town and raleigh

famous people: lords proprietors

maryland colony facts

founded:1633


region: southern

government:proprictary

religion: anglicans and baptist

major cites: baltimore and anna polis

famous people: george calvert


virginia colony facts

founded:1607


region:southern

government: royal

religion: anglican and baptist

major cites: jamestown williamsburg and richmond

famous people: john smith

Geography

The 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.