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  1. Dec 2, 2003 · James Oglethorpe, along with a twenty-one-member Board of Trustees, founded the colony of Georgia in 1733 and directed its development for nearly a decade. Although the board appointed Anglican clergy to the new colony, Oglethorpe welcomed settlers of a variety of religious persuasions.

  2. Jan 24, 2020 · Updated on January 24, 2020. James Oglethorpe was one of the founders of the Georgia Colony. Born on December 22, 1696, he became well known as a soldier, politician, and social reformer.

  3. Nov 9, 2009 · The largest of the U.S. states east of the Mississippi River and the youngest of the 13 former English colonies, Georgia was founded in 1732 and included much of present-day Alabama and Mississippi.

  4. Georgia Colony Founded. After years of planning and two months crossing the Atlantic, James Oglethorpe and 114 colonists climbed 40 feet up the bluff from the Savannah River on this day in 1733 and founded the colony of Georgia. George II granted the Georgia trustees a charter for the colony a year earlier.

  5. From an imperial viewpoint, Georgia functioned as buffer zone between British settlements and their imperial rivals; the new colony was to be a garrison province that would defend the British, especially from Spanish Florida.

  6. Georgia was the last British colony in North America, founded after a gap of almost five decades. Its founder, General James Oglethorpe had envisioned its future as a land where all are equal and no class barriers exist, though his dream couldn’t survive the onslaught of time.

  7. Establishing the Georgia Colony, 1732-1750 In the 1730s, England founded the last of its colonies in North America. The project was the brain child of James Oglethorpe, a former army officer.

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