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Chart of the Thirteen Original Colonies

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COLONY NAME YEAR FOUNDED FOUNDED BY BECAME ROYAL COLONY
Connecticut c. 1635 Thomas Hooker N/A
Delaware 1638 Peter Minuit and New Sweden Company N/A
Georgia 1732 James Edward Oglethorpe 1752
Maryland 1634 Lord Baltimore N/A
Massachusetts 1620 Puritans 1691
New Hampshire 1623 John Wheelwright 1679
New Jersey 1664 Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret 1702
New York 1664 Duke of York 1685
North Carolina 1653 Virginians 1729
Pennsylvania 1682 William Penn N/A
Rhode Island 1636 Roger Williams N/A
South Carolina 1663 Eight Nobles with a Royal Charter from Charles II 1729
Virginia 1607 London Company 1624

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