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Cotton Plantation - South Carolina Colony

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The South Carolina Colony
The South 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 South Carolina Colony was classified as one of the Southern Colonies. The Province of South Carolina was an English colony in North America that existed from 1663 until 1776, when it joined the other 12 of the 13 colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of South Carolina.

Founding of the South Carolina Colony
When was the colony of South Carolina founded? The South Carolina Colony was founded in 1633 by eight English nobles with a Royal Charter from King Charles II - refer to Lords Proprietors and the Charter of Carolina. North and South Carolina were one colony until 1729.

The Naming of the South Carolina Colony
Meaning of State name: 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 Charles II of England.

 

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Map of the 13 Colonies

 

South 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 Carolina and South Carolina were officially divided.

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Fact 1History

Year Founded: 1663 by English colonists

Fact 2Cities

Major Towns / Cities: Charleston

Fact 3Climate

Climate: The Southern colonies were the warmest of the three regions. The winters were not difficult to survive but the warmer climate gave rise to the spread of disease.
 

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 5Religion

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 6Raw
Materials

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

Fact 7Economy

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

Fact 8Government

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

Fact 9History

Original Name: The original name of the colony was the Province of South Carolina, later South Carolina
 

Fact 10Economy

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 11Economy

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 12Economy

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

Fact 13History

In 1712 South Carolina becomes a separate Colony

Fact 14History 

In 1729 North Carolina becomes a royal English colony

Fact 15History

The Colony became a state on May 23, 1788. For additional facts and info refer to the Change from Colonies to States
 

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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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South Carolina Colony
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