Colonial Settlements

  • Jan 1, 1565

    St. Augustine,FL

    It was founded by a Spanish sea captain.
  • Roanoke Island,VA

    Roanoke Island,VA
    John White and 116 other settlers set up the colony.
  • Jamestown,VA

    Captain John Smith took charge.
  • Plymouth,MA

    The colonists were all known as Pilgrims because they traveled to the new world.
  • Salem,MA

    John Withrup was the first governor of the colony.
  • Williamsburg,VA

    Was the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1779.
  • Charles Town,SC

    The town grew wealthy and became an early target of Pirates who roamed the coast from North Carolina to the Caribbean.
  • Philadelphia,PA

    The Englishman William Penn found a city on the Deleware River in southeastern Pennsylvania where he and his fellow Quakers could practice their religion freely.