Interesting Details About The 13 Colonies No One Talks About

America Celebrates it’s birthday because 13 colonies banded to stand together.

The thirteen were (roughly north to south): Province of New Hampshire, Province of Massachusetts Bay, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut Colony, Province of New York, Province of New Jersey, Province of Pennsylvania, Delaware Colony, Province of Maryland, Colony of Virginia, Province of North Carolina, Province of South Carolina, and Province of Georgia.

New England colonies

  • Province of New Hampshire, later New Hampshire, established in the 1620s, chartered as crown colony in 1679
  • Province of Massachusetts Bay, later Massachusetts, a crown colony established 1692
  • Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, later Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, established 1636, chartered as crown colony in 1663
    Connecticut Colony, later Connecticut, established 1636, chartered as crown colony in 1662

Middle colonies

  • Province of New York, later New York and Vermont, proprietary colony 1664–1685, crown colony from 1686
  • Province of New Jersey, later New Jersey, proprietary colony from 1664, crown colony from 1702
  • Province of Pennsylvania, later Pennsylvania, a proprietary colony established 1681
  • Delaware Colony (before 1776, the Lower Counties on Delaware), later Delaware, a proprietary colony established 1664

Southern colonies

  • Province of Maryland, later Maryland, a proprietary colony established 1632
    Colony and Dominion of Virginia, later Virginia and Kentucky (and West Virginia following the American Civil War), a crown colony established 1607
  • Province of North Carolina, later North Carolina and Tennessee, a crown colony established 1712
  • Province of South Carolina, later South Carolina, a crown colony established 1712
  • Province of Georgia, later Georgia, northern sections of Alabama and Mississippi, a crown colony established 1732
    Virginia and Maryland comprised the Chesapeake Colonies; North and South Carolina were united as the Province of Carolina 1629–1712.

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