South Carolina Colony

Charles II
Charles II by Adriaen Hanneman. Public Domain / Located in the National Portrait Gallery, London

Year South Carolina Colony Founded:


Founded By:

Eight nobles with a Royal Charter from Charles II.

Motivation for Founding:

In 1663, King Charles II issued a royal charter to eight nobles to settle the area south of Virginia. They created Carolina and included the previous settlement. However, because of internal problems, the crown took over the colony and formed North Carolina and South Carolina out of it in 1729.

Significant Events:

  • One of the wealthiest colonies.
  • More Revolutionary War battles were fought in this colony than any other colonies.