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The Thirteen Colonies

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Virginia

  • Year Founded: 1607
  • Founded by: London Company
  • Royal Colony: 1624

Massachusetts

New Hampshire

  • Year Founded: 1623
  • Founded by: John Mason
  • Royal Colony: 1679

Maryland

Connecticut

  • Year Founded: c.1635
  • Founded by: Thomas Hooker

Rhode Island

Delaware

  • Year Founded: 1638
  • Founded by: Peter Minuit and New Sweden Company

North Carolina

  • Year Founded: 1653
  • Founded by: Virginians
  • Royal Colony: 1729

South Carolina

  • Year Founded: 1663
  • Founded by: Eight Nobles with a Royal Charter from Charles II
  • Royal Colony: 1729

New Jersey

  • Year Founded: 1664
  • Founded by: Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret
  • Royal Colony: 1702

New York

  • Year Founded: 1664
  • Founded by: Duke of York
  • Royal Colony: 1685

Pennsylvania

Georgia

  • Year Founded: 1732
  • Founded by: James Edward Oglethorpe
  • Royal Colony: 1752

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