Carolina - The Settlers' Religions

Of course, religion played a significant role in the growth of Carolina

Many of the English colonies were settled in the seventeenth century by men and women, who, in the face of European persecution, refused to compromise passionately-held religious convictions, therefore they fled Europe. Even colonies like Virginia and Carolina, which were planned as commercial ventures, were led by entrepreneurs who considered themselves "militant Protestants" and who worked diligently to promote the prosperity of the church.

The links below do not rehash the same info on the people who settled Carolina (for the most part). The information below is more of a history of each religion that the settlers brought with them as they arrived into the colony, so you can understand the people a little better.

Church of England (Anglicans)

Society of Friends (Quakers)

Baptists (Calvinists)


Congregationalists (Puritan)





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