Chart of the Thirteen Original Colonies
The British empire settled its first permanent colony in the Americas at Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. This was the but the first of 13 colonies in North America. The 13 colonies can be divided into three regions: New England, Middle, and Southern colonies. The chart below provides additional information including the years of settlement and founders of each.
|Sort: Colony Name, Year||
|Colony Name||Year Founded||Founded By||Became Royal Colony|
|Massachusetts||1620 - Plymouth Colony
1630 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
|New Hampshire||1623||John Wheelwright||1679|
|Connecticut||c. 1635||Thomas Hooker||N/A|
|Rhode Island||1636||Roger Williams||N/A|
|Delaware||1638||Peter Minuit and New Sweden Company||N/A|
|South Carolina||1663||Eight Nobles with a Royal Charter from Charles II||1729|
|New Jersey||1664||Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret||1702|
|New York||1664||Duke of York||1685|
|Georgia||1732||James Edward Oglethorpe||1752|
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