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The Southern Colonies were the Province of North Carolina, Province of South Carolina, and Province of Georgia. Their economy was supported by plantations, mostly run by slaves, except for Georgia, where most plantations were run by debtors. Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia also traded with Great Britain, slave ships from Africa, and the Caribbean. Their cash crops were, in North-to-South order, tobacco, cotton, and indigo also rice and sugar. Colony and Dominion of Virginia and Province of Maryland are sometimes considered part of the Southern Colonies. The Province of North Carolina was originally part of the Province of Carolina, which was chartered by eight Lords Proprietors. ... The South Carolina Colony was originally part of the Province of Carolina, which was chartered in 1663. ... Georgia Colony, as specified in the 1732 grant The Georgia Colony was one of the Southern colonies in British North America. ... Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City, Chucktown Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... Nickname: The Creative Coast or The Hostess City Location Coordinates: Government County Chatham Mayor Otis S. Johnson Geographical characteristics Area 202. ... For other uses, see Africa (disambiguation). ... Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Cotton ready for harvest. ... Indigo is the color of light between 440 to 420 nanometres in wavelength, placing it between blue and violet. ... John Smiths Map of Virginia (1612) The Colony of Virginia was the English colony in North America that existed briefly during the 16th century, and then continuously from 1607 until the American Revolution. ... The Province of Maryland was one of the 13 colonies that went on to establish the United States. ...

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