SOUTHERN COLONIES

colonies

SOUTHERN colonies

Virginia ,Maryland,North Carolina,South Carolina,and Georgia are the southern colomies.

Virgina colony

Founded:1607


Region:Southern

Goverment: Royal

Relgion: Anglcian and Baptist

Major Cities: Jamestown,Willamsburg,and Richmond

Famous People: John Smith

Maryland colony

Founded:1633

Region: southern

Goverment: proprietary

Relgion: Anglicians and Baptists

Major Cities: Baltimore and Annapolis

Famous people: George Calvert

North Carolina colony

Founded:1653


Region: southern

Goverment: Royal

Relgion: Anglician and Baptist

Major cities: Brunswick town and Raleigh

Famous People: Lord Proprietors

South Carolina colony


Founded:1663

Region: southern

Goverment: Royal

Religion: Annglician and Baptist

Major Cities: Charleston and Sumter

Famous People: Charter of Carolina




Georgia Colony

Founded:1732


Region: southern

Goverment: Royal

Religion: Anglician and Baptist

Major Cities: Savannah,Hardwicke, and Wrightsboro

Famous People: James Olgethorpe

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.


Geography

The geography of the Southern Colonies featured fertile soil, hilly coastal plains, forests, long rivers and swamp areas.


Economy

Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products - refer to Colonial Times.