Geography/ Weather of the Georgia Colony
The geography of colonial Georgia was one of hilly plains on the coast and forests inland.
Winters in colonial Georgia were mild, but the hot and humid summers bred diseases, such as malaria and yellow fever.
The warm weather and fertile soil supported year-round crop cultivation.
Economy/ Roles of the Georgia Colony
The economy in Colonial Georgia was mainly based off of plantations which grew indigo, rice, and sugar.
Slavery did not come until James Oglethorpe took away the ban on slavery due to constant complaints from the settlers. Cotton picking did not come until later when the cotton gin was invented in 1793.
Georgia traded and exported all of the things they grew.