Middle and Southern English Colonies


The establishment of the Middle and Southern English Colonies of North America was encouraged by the earlier English settlements of Jamestown Colony of Virginia in the south (founded 1607) and Plymouth Colony and, especially, Massachusetts Bay Colony in the north, founded 1620 and 1630 respectively.

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  • 1607
    Jamestown Colony of Virginia founded.
  • 1632
    Maryland Colony founded.
  • 1663
    Province of Carolina founded (later known as North and South Carolina).
  • 1664
    Provinces of New York, New Jersey, Delaware founded.
  • 1681
    Pennsylvania founded.
  • 1733
    Province of Georgia founded.
  • c. 1763
    Spain's Florida colony taken by the English after the French and Indian War.