The 13 Colonies

Events

1st Colony Established

1607

The first colony out of the thirteen colonies to be established was Virginia. It was established by John Smith and other colonists backed by the London Company, at Jamestown.

2nd Colony Established

1620

Massachusetts was the second colony to be established out of the thirteen colonies. It was established in 1620 by John Winthrop and other Puritans in Massachusetts Bay.

3rd Colony Established

1626

New York was the second colony to be established out of the thirteen colonies. It was established in 1626 by the Duke of York and other colonists on Manhattan Island.

4th Colony Established

1633

The 4th colony to be established out of the thirteen colonies is Maryland. It was established by George Calvert, Lord Baltimore, and other colonists in Baltimore.

6th Colony Established

1636

Connecticut was the sixth colony out of the thirteen colonies to be established. It was established in 1636 by Thomas Hooker, and other colonists, at Hartford.

5th Colony Established

1636

Rhode Island was the fifth colony to be established out of the thirteen colonies. It was established by Roger Williams and other colonists, such as Anne Hutchinson in Providence.

7th Colony Established

1638

New Hampshire was the seventh colony to be established out of the thirteen colonies. It was established in 1638 by Captain John Mason and John Wheelwright

8th Colony Established

1639

The eighth colony to be established was Delaware in 1638. It was established by Peter Minuit and New Sweden Company.

9th Colony Established

1653

The ninth colony to be established out of the thirteen is North Carolina. It was established in 1653 by the Virginia colonists.

10th Colony Established

1663

The tenth colony to be established out of the thirteen is South Carolina in 1663. It was established by eight British nobles with a Royal Charter from King Charles the ll.

11th Colony Established

1664

The eleventh colony to be established out of the thirteen was New Jersey. It was established in 1664 by Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret.

12th Colony Established

1682

The twelfth colony to be established out of the thirteen is Pennsylvania in 1682. It was established by Quaker William Penn and other colonists.

13th Colony Established

1732

The thirteenth and last colony established out of the thirteen is Georgia. It was established in 1732 by James Oglethorpe and other colonists.