Georgia's Colony

Carsyn Sharpe

The Georgia Colony

The Georgia Colony was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic Coast of North America. The original 13 colonies were unattached into 3 geographic areas consist of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. The Georgia colony was known as 1 of the Southern Colonies. The capacity of Georgia was an England colony in North America that existed from 1732 until 1776, when it joined the other 12 of the 13 colonies in disobedience against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of Georgia

Establishment of the Georgia Colony

When was the colony of Georgia founded?

The Georgia colony was founded in 1732 by James Oglethorpe

and other settlers.

~What is his middle name?


~Why is he famous?

James Oglethorpe was famous as a commander of the Georgia colony

The establishment of Georgia colony was based on 3 motives: contributing, commercial, and military.

The Naming of the Georgia Colony

Named after King George ll of England. The conditions of the charter granted

by the king described

that the colony was named after the king.

Information and facts about Georgia Colony

Georgia was the last to be founded of the English colonies in North America. Its arrangement was due to a fascination of the British government to assure South Carolina from assaultment by the Spaniards from Florida and by the French from Louisiana, as well as to the desire of James Oglethorpe to establish a hideaway for the persecuted Protestant religion and the unfortunate but worthy distressed classes or Europe.
  • The only religion that was NOT welcome in the Georgia Colony was the Roman Catholic religion
  • James Oglethorpe provided as the Georgia Colony's governor for 12 years. During this time slavery and alcohol were banned. When he reappeared to England the alcohol ban was lifted immediately and in 1749 slavery was allowed
  • Georgia Colony's considerable city was Savannah
  • Because the warm humidity in the Georgia Colony, and the good agricultural land, it was possible to grow crops
  • The Georgia colony became a state on January 2nd, 1788
  • Natural belongings in the Georgia Colony included timber, agricultural land, and fish
  • The Georgia Colony, along with the Southern colonies, had the largest slave populations of all 13 colonies