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  Colonial Georgia
The object in founding the colony was threefold: to afford an opportunity to the unfortunate poor to begin life over again, to offer a refuge to persecuted Protestants of Europe, and to erect a military barrier between the Carolinas and Spanish Florida.
Georgia was the only colony of the thirteen that received financial aid by a vote of Parliament -- the only one in the planting of which the British government, as such, took a part.
To the end of the colonial era Georgia was essentially the southern frontier of South Carolina, as North Carolina was of Virginia.
www.usahistory.info /southern/Georgia.html   (1546 words)

  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Trustee Georgia, 1732-1752
Oglethorpe and his friends decided to add the Bray legacy to the funds in hand for the purpose of establishing a new colony between the Savannah and Altamaha rivers, in territory claimed by both the province of South Carolina and the Spanish colony of Florida.
One of the absent Indians died of smallpox, despite the ministrations of the eminent physician Sir Hans Sloane, and was buried by his grieving comrades in the burial plot of St. John's in Westminster.
Oglethorpe went to Georgia in 1736, with the approval of his fellow Trustees, to found two new settlements on the frontiers, Frederica on St.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-816   (2166 words)

 HistoryWiz: The Colony of Georgia
Georgia was the southernmost colony and bordered Spanish Florida.
Georgia was still mostly wilderness, but Savannah, though still a small town of wood, was important.
The English church was the state church after Georgia became a royal colony, but religious freedom was granted to all protestants.
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Georgia produced in 1907 5,010,000 bushels of oats, 57,538,000 bushels of corn, and 2,673,000 bushels of wheat.
Georgia is likewise remarkable for the extent and variety of its woodland, its pine being world-famous.
Georgia developed the arts of peace, immigrants continued to flock in, and between 1763 and 1773 the exports of the colony increased from £27,000 to £121,600.
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 James Oglethorpe, Founding Vision for Georgia (1733).
Georgia was the last English colony established on the North American mainland before 1763.
The Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America.
This new Colony is more likely to succeed than either of the former were, since Carolina abounds with provisions, the climate is known, and there are men to instruct in the seasons and nature of cultivating the soil.
www.swarthmore.edu /SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/29-ogl.html   (975 words)

 Eighteenth Century Exhibit
Georgia was established in part as an experiment, based on ideals lost in the other colonies' growth, as well as to provide the mother country with raw goods.
In the case of the Georgia colony, questions of the quality of the soil and the ability of colonists to propser without dependence on slavery, which was banned in the colony until 1749, were foremost on many people's minds.
In 1787, Baldwin, as a Georgia delegate to the Confederation Congress, was appointed as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Malcontents
Among those to voice displeasure with the policies of General James Oglethorpe and the Georgia Trustees during the early years of Georgia's settlement, the Malcontents issued the most vociferous complaints.
Whereas many of Georgia's original settlers came with monetary aid from the Trustees, most of the Malcontents arrived without assistance and thus did not have the same loyalty to the colony's founders.
In particular, the Malcontents objected to the Trustees' limits on land ownership and prohibitions on slavery and rum.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-808   (637 words)

 A Brief History of The Colony of Georgia
Georgia was the last of the thirteen original colonies to be settled, and, though it long remained the weakest of them all, its history is very interesting.
The Spaniards claimed Georgia as their own territory, and raised a large force with which to expel Oglethorpe, whose colony had been increased by the arrival of other immigrants, but the English officer handled his men with such extraordinary skill that the Spaniards were utterly routed.
It would be supposed that Georgia would have been one of the most successful of the original colonies, since seemingly it possessed every advantage, but such was far from the fact.
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 A Brief History of the Georgia Colony
The territory of Georgia was originally included in the Carolina patent granted to Lord Clarendon and his associates, but it was a region wild and unoccupied, except by aboriginal tribes at the time the proprietors surrendered their interest in it to the crown in 1729.
The fort being completed, the guns mounted, and the colony put in a state of safety, the next object of Oglethorpe's attention was to treat with the Indians for a share of their possessions.
At length, the trustees finding the colony continue to languish, and wearied themselves with the complaints of the colonists, they surrendered their charter to the crown; and from this time Georgia was and continued to be a royal province until the American Revolution, which unbound the fetters of all.
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 James Oglethorpe, Founding Vision for Georgia (1733).
At the desire of the Gentlemen, there are clauses in the Charter, restraining them and their successors from receiving any salary, fee, perquisite, or profit, whatsoever, by or from this undertaking; and also from receiving any grant of lands within the said district, to themselves, or in trust for them.
This new Colony is more likely to succeed than either of the former were, since Carolina abounds with provisions, the climate is known, and there are men to instruct in the seasons and nature of cultivating the soil.
If the Colony is attacked, it may be relieved by sea, from Port Royal, or the Bahamas; and the Militia of South Carolina is ready to support it, by land.
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 Georgia (U.S. state) at AllExperts
James Edward Oglethorpe, one of the trustees of the colony, traveled with the first group of colonists, laid out the design of the town of Savannah, and acted as governor of the colony, although technically under the trustees there was no "governor." Oglethorpe acted as the only trustee present in the colony.
Georgia was one of the thirteen colonies that revolted against British rule in the American Revolution by signing the 1776 Declaration of Independence, despite a large population of people loyal to the crown.
Georgia's Constitution provides all counties and cities with "home rule" authority, and so the county commissions have considerable power to pass legislation within their county as a municipality would.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Province of Georgia (also Georgia Colony) was one of the Southern colonies in British North America.
The colony's corporate charter was granted to James Oglethorpe on April 21, 1732, by George II, for whom the colony was named.
However, after many difficulties and the departure of Oglethorpe, the trustees proved unable to manage the proprietary colony and on June 23, 1752, the trustees submitted a deed of reconveyance to the crown, one year before the expiration of the charter.
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 LostWorlds.org | Dawn of Oglethorpe's Georgia
The rise of the new colony of Georgia in the disputed Spanish territory.
The Georgia colony found its immediate roots in Parliament member James Oglethorpe's original idea to establish a new colony to be inhabited by the "worthy poor" of London, including debtors released from prison and other homeless people.
Instead, the colony was ultimately to be populated by farmers and tradesmen with their families.
www.lostworlds.org /gbo_oglethorpe.html   (821 words)

 History of Darien and McIntosh County, Georgia
The Georgia colony, when Fort King George was established in 1721, was a dozen years from its birth.
The Altamaha was a primary conveyor from the Georgia interior.
Spalding served in the Georgia legislature, representing McIntosh County, for a number of years, and was also a U.S. congressman for a term until 1806, after which he returned to coastal Georgia for good to develop his properties on Sapelo, Creighton and Black islands.
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 Colonial Georgia
The colony of Georgia was truly the vision of James Edward Oglethorpe.
Georgia had always been a "melting pot," welcoming the persecuted and prosecuted of Europe including large groups of Puritans, Lutherans, and Quakers (Wrightsboro).
In 1752 the trustees returned the colony to the king, unwilling to continue for the entire 21 years stated in the charter.
ourgeorgiahistory.com /history101/gahistory03.html   (812 words)

 James Oglethorpe Summary
The King accepted the philanthropic aims of Georgia in granting the charter, but he also made clear that the colony was supposed to increase the commerce of Britain and serve as a buffer state for the protection of the southern frontier.
Owing to the colony's primary role as a military buffer between English and Spanish-held territories, the original model for the colonization of Georgia excluded the use of slave labor, fearing that slaves could internally weaken the colony and perhaps defect to the Spanish.
In 1739, during the War of Jenkins' Ear, fought between English Georgia and Spanish Florida as part of a larger conflict, the War of Austrian Succession, Oglethorpe was responsible for a number of successful raids on Spanish forts, as well as the unsuccessful siege of St.
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 Georgia's Pre-revolutionary History-Hernando deSoto to James Olgethorpe
James Oglethorpe, Sir John Perceval, Earl of Egmont and 19 associates petitioned George II for a royal charter to establish a colony southwest of Carolina on July 30, 1730.
The idea of a new colony was inspired by Oglethorpe's work as Chairman of a parliamentary committee investigating English jails but the response was so great that it was necessary to screen applicants and released debtors were eliminated.
In north Georgia the Cherokee reigned in their "Enchanted Land," which stretched from the Chattahoochee on the south (after the battle of Taliwa, 1755) to the Ohio River and beyond and from the Mississippi in the West to Appalachian Mountains in the East.
ngeorgia.com /history/histpre.html   (861 words)

 Establishing the Georgia Colony
His choice of Georgia, named for the new King, was also motivated by the idea of creating a defensive buffer for South Carolina, an increasingly important colony with many potential enemies close by.
Another way to find documents relating to the colonization of Georgia is to peruse the four volumes edited by Peter Force (in the 1830s) in the The Capital and the Bay.
Representation of Freeholders in Georgia to the Trustees, December 9, 1738
memory.loc.gov /ammem/ndlpedu/features/timeline/colonial/georgia/georgia.html   (806 words)

 Introduction to Georgia - The United States of America
In the Royal Charter (June 20, 1732), granted by King George II for the colony of Georgia, a board of Trustees was established to fulfill this goal.
This Georgia nickname was a derogatory term that referred to immigrants, called "Crackers," from the mountains of Virginia and North Carolina.
The Georgia Peach is shown against an outline of the state on this commemorative quarter.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ga_intro.htm   (723 words)

 Colony of Georgia
Like most royal colonies, Georgia had a royal governor, who was chosen by the king and not by the colonists.
Georgia was the last colony, but it was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution.
Georgia’s capital is now Atlanta, which would be the largest city in the south.
orchard.sbschools.net /users/dgurwicz/05-06/colonies/georgiakelly.htm   (864 words)

 Georgia Historical Society
Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the historical society for the people of Georgia.
Headquartered in Savannah, Georgia's first city, the Society is the oldest cultural institution in the state and one of the oldest historical organizations in the nation.
For 160 years, GHS has fulfilled its mission and vision to collect, preserve, and share Georgia history through a variety of exciting educational outreach programs and research services.
www.georgiahistory.com   (428 words)

 Georgia State Guide and CA Yellow Pages at SuperPages.com
Georgia, beloved for its antebellum gentility and then devastated by General William Tecumseh Sherman's march to the sea, is now a vibrant, busy state typifying the economic growth of the New South.
Founded with philanthropic and military aims, the only colony where rum and slavery were forbidden, the state nevertheless had the dubious honor of accepting the last shipment of slaves to this country.
The Georgia Colony was founded by James Oglethorpe on behalf of a private group of English trustees and was named for King George II of England.
www.superpages.com /cities/unitedstates/GA.html   (169 words)

 Land Cessions of American Indians in Georgia
Georgia changed the headright system to one it deemed fairer, where any white man with $4.00 could enter a lottery for land stolen from Native Americans.
This was the single largest cession of land to the state, and the beginning of the end of the Creek in Georgia.
Georgia proceeded with the land lottery of 1832 and gave Cherokee land to whites who began to move in.
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 Huerfano County Georgia Colony History
The history of the pioneer colony which moved from the state of Georgia to Huerfano County, Colorado, in the early days, is a thrilling story which dates back to the boyhood days of William Green Russell and Joseph Decatur Patterson.
It was the discoveries, made by this Georgia Colony, in 1859, that bought Horace Greeley from the office of the New York Tribune to Rocky Mountains.
Members of this Georgia mining colony began to lay down their shovels, picks and pans, clean up their sluice boxes, and quietly prepare for a journey back to their native state, to help their folks at home fight the battles of their country.
www.kmitch.com /Huerfano/geogcol.htm   (4667 words)

 When was the colony of Georgia founded?
Oglethorpe now hastened to England to confer with the trustees and seek military strength for his colony, for he was satisfied that it was in peril from the increased number of soldiers thrown into Florida.
The Colony was not prosperous, owing partly to the unwise regulations of the trustees referred to at the close of Book II, and partly because many of the emigrants who came from England were men unaccustomed to manual labor and habits of industry.
Even the industrious Scotch, Swiss and German settlers in Georgia previous to the year 1740, when the colony contained twenty-five hundred souls, could not give that vitality to industrial pursuits which was necessary for the development of the resources of that virgin soil.
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 Welcome to Georgia History & Heritage
Founded in 1733 when British General James Oglethorpe landed on its coast, Georgia was established to provide a military buffer between the Spanish in Florida and the King of England’s South Carolina territory.
Oglethorpe honored King George II by naming the new colony “Georgia.” On a bluff overlooking a river, Oglethorpe also established what would be America’s first planned city, Savannah.
Few states were as impacted by the Civil War as Georgia, losing many lives and suffering immense destruction.
www.georgia.org /Travel/HistoryHeritage   (336 words)

 Georgia Wine Country
Georgia had been observed as a prosperous region for mulberry trees.
Soon with the introduction of the Georgia Prohibition Act of 1907, most of Georgia’s farm wineries and vineyards were abandoned.
Georgia is becoming a celebrated place to not only produce traditional sweet mucadines...but premium winegrapes as well.
www.georgiawinecountry.com /aboutus.asp?id06=18&par06=0   (410 words)

 georgia.gov - History of Georgia
The last of the 13 British colonies on the Atlantic seaboard, Georgia was founded on February 12, 1733 at the present site of the city of Savannah.
The Royal Charter for the colony of Georgia was officially certified on June 9, 1732.�114 passengers left Gravesend, England on the Anne, a 200-ton frigate commanded by Captain John Thomas.
The Georgia settlers left South Carolina in a group of small boats on January 30 and landed at Yamacraw Bluff, 17 miles up the Savannah River.�Oglethorpes first official act was to kneel with the company to offer thanksgiving and prayer to God.
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