Sources About Southern Colonies

This is part of a series of posts created for the 6th grade history class at the Morristown-Beard School.

Go on to Sources About the Middle Colonies.

Go back to Writing a Research Paper.

These are some resources about the southern colonies:

From the Independence Hall Association


Life in early Virginia was tough. This introduction to Virginia history will teach you more.

Jamestown was the first English settlement in North America. Virtual Jamestown is a digital archive that offers lots of resources to read up on geography and history.

Williamsburg was a major colonial city in Virginia. Learn more about it on the Colonial Williamsburg website.

St. Mary’s City was Maryland’s first capital. Today, Historic St. Mary’s City is like a museum and their website will provide you with more information.

Here is some information about the Southernmost colonies: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Learn more about Southern culture by watching this video on courtship rituals.


Jamestown, like other settlements in Virginia, became built on the tobacco trade. Learn more about tobacco by reading this statement by historian Betty Wood and this website from the National Park Service.

What did it mean to have money in colonial times? This website from the North Carolina Digital History Project explains all the different types of money used by colonists. Browse this site for more information about North Carolina.


Maryland is particularly important because it was established as a Catholic Colony.  This website will teach you more about its religious history. The Maryland Tolerance Acts established religious freedom to all Christians. 

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