Colony: Quick info!. Georgia – Southern Colony. Founder : James Oglethorpe Reason Founded : Social & Political
Founder: James Oglethorpe
Reason Founded: Social & Political
Background: Georgia is known as the debtor colony. People who were jailed in England for not paying their debts would have the opportunity to settle in Georgia. Also known as the buffer colonybecause it was between the Spanish Florida and the rich South Carolina
Founder: 8 Lord Proprietors
Reason Founded: Economic
Background: Developed close ties to the West Indies. Cash Crops were rice, indigo, and tobacco. Used slaves from West Indies because they knew how to grow the rice.