Brief History

The term Carolinas was used to refer to the entire area between Virginia Colony and the Spanish Collonies of Florida.

Permission to form a colony was granted by Charles II in 1663 as a revenue making exercise. A settlement was formed in Charles' Town (modern day Charleston) in 1669.

Being so large, the Carolinas were divided administratively in 1691 into North and South Carolina. This was formalised in 1729.

South Carolina Map
Map of Southern Colonies
Map of Charleston, 1671
Map of Charleston, 1704
Colonial South Carolina Images
1669 - 1776
13 Colonies
More information on the 13 Colonies.
Southern Planters And Black Slaves
Extract from David Canadine's America, Empire of Liberty

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