The Settling of Carolina

At the beginning, the Lords Proprietors envisioned a structured nobility with several ranks of landed gentry, all supported by serfs. The settlers never accepted this vision and Carolina quickly evolved into two separate groups, both of whom yearned for liberty and personal freedoms - one in the "northern" part of the colony (Albemarle), and one in the "southern" end (Charles Town).

Although both groups struggled with the Proprietors' original vision, each group found different and unique ways of accomplishing the same goal - self-governance.


   

The People that Came to Carolina
   
           

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The Settling of Carolina Over Time
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1501-1600

1601-1650

1651-1669

1670-1700

1701-1729

The Counties Established

The Towns Established

           
How They Got Around

1729 - End of Proprietors' Rule


 


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