Georgia Colony on American History Central

1732–1776

Georgia was one of the 13 Original Colonies that declared independence from Great Britain in July 1776, establishing the United States of America.

British officials looked to establish a colony between South Carolina and Florida in order to create a buffer between British and Spanish territory in the South. There was also a desire to create a place where the poor and destitute in England could be sent to give them a chance at a new life. A group of Trustees oversaw the establishment of Georgia. The first colonists arrived in 1733 and started laying out the town of Savannah. Colonists were given 50 acres of land and silkworms as an incentive to help Georgia prosper.

Essential Facts

  • Year Founded — 1732
  • Founded By — James Oglethorpe
  • General Assembly Established — 1733
  • Region Southern Colonies

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  • Article Title Georgia Colony on American History Central
  • Date 1732–1776
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  • Keywords Georgia Colony Guide
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 22, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update June 23, 2024

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