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 Lords Proprietors' original vision, each group found different and unique ways of accomplishing the same goal - self-governance.


The People that Came to Carolina


The Settling of Carolina Over Time







The Counties Established

The Towns Established

How They Got Around

1729 - End of Proprietors' Rule


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