North Carolina Colony

Cotton Plantation - North Carolina Colony

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The North Carolina Colony
The North Carolina Colony was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic coast of North America. The original 13 colonies were divided into three geographic areas consisting of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. The North Carolina Colony was classified as one of the Southern Colonies. The Province of North Carolina was an English colony in North America that existed from 1653 until 1776, when it joined the other 12 of the 13 colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of North Carolina. North and South Carolina were one colony until 1729.

Founding of the North Carolina Colony
When was the colony of North Carolina founded? The North Carolina Colony was founded in 1653 by the Virginia colonists.  - refer to Lords Proprietors and the Charter of Carolina.

The Naming of the North Carolina Colony
Carolina is derived from the Latin name Carolus, translated as "Charles." The state was named in honor Charles IX of France and then King Charles I and King Charles II of England.

 

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North Carolina Colony - The Carolinas
During the 1660's the Proprietors of the vast colony and land named Carolina realized that it was not possible for one governor and one assembly to manage a colony as big as Carolina. The major settlements in the Carolinas were Cape Fear, Charles Town and Albemarle were miles apart and travelling between the settlements was time consuming and difficult. In 1691, the Colonial Proprietors of Carolina appointed a governor for the whole of Carolina and a deputy governor for the North of the colony. In 1712, North and South Carolina were officially divided.

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Fast facts and interesting information about the founding, establishment, geography, climate, religion, history, natural resources, raw material, industries (refer to Colonial Times) and the famous historical people associated with the North Carolina Colony of Colonial America. Information and facts at a glance about the North Carolina Colony via this fast fact file.

North Carolina Colony Fact File

FactsSubjectFacts about the North Carolina Colony
Fact 1History

Year Founded: 1653 by Virginia colonists

Fact 2Cities

Major Towns / Cities: Raleigh

Fact 3Geography

Geography of North Carolina: Coastal plains, plateau and mountain ranges

Fact 4Climate

Climate: The Southern colonies were the 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
 

Fact 5Climate

Climate: The warm climate made it possible to grow crops throughout the year and was ideally suited for plantations
 

Fact 6Religion

Religion: Not dominated by a specific religion which gave way to religious freedom for Baptists, Anglicans and others. Refer to Religion in the Colonies
 

Fact 7Raw
Materials

Natural Resources: Fish, forests (timber) and good agricultural land. Farming and Plantations were  important. Exported agricultural products to other colonies
 

Fact 8Economy

Economics and Trade: Concentrated on agriculture and developed the plantations exporting tobacco, cotton, corn, vegetables, grain, fruit and livestock
 

Fact 9Government

Government: By 1775 North Carolina was governed as a Royal Colony.

Fact 10HistoryOriginal Name: The original name of the colony was the Province of North Carolina, later North Carolina and Tennessee
 
Fact 11Economy

The Southern Colonies had the largest slave population who worked on the plantations.Plantations grew cotton, tobacco, rice, sugar, indigo (a purple dye), and other crops
 

Fact 12Economy

Some of the plantations were massive and consisted of the main house, slave quarters, a dairy, blacksmith's shop, laundry, smokehouse and barns which made the plantations to large degree, self-sufficient
 

Fact 13Economy

Crops were traded for items that could not be produced on the plantations including shoes, lace, thread, farm tools and dishes
 

Fact 14History

In 1653 Nathaniel Batts ( 1620-1679 ) becomes the earliest permanent settler in North Carolina
 

Fact 15History

In 1691 the land assumed the name of North Carolina

Fact 16History

In 1712 North Carolina becomes a separate Colony

Fact 17History

In 1729 North Carolina becomes a royal English colony

Fact 18History

The Colony became a state on November 21, 1789. For additional facts and info refer to the Change from Colonies to States
 

 Fact 19

Trade / Exports

Trade in the Southern colonies included Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products - refer to Colonial Times
 

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North Carolina Colony
The North Carolina Colony article provides important information and interesting facts at a glance via the fast Facts File about the North Carolina Colony including the date the colony were established, geography, history, the system of government, religion, trade and the economic activities in the North Carolina Colony. The history facts provides the names of important people associated with the founding and establishment of the North Carolina Colony. An easy, helpful educational resource for teachers, kids and children. Also refer to 1663 Charter of Carolina Text

 

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