North Carolina Colony Essay

Tiffany Galimi
History 11 Section 11

The Founding Of the Colony of North Carolina

In the 1580’s British established two colonies in North Carolina, both in which they failed. However, In the 1600s permanent settlers from Virginia began to move to North Carolina, and it eventually became part of a British colony known as “Carolina.” North Carolina was first settled in 1587 by settlers that were led by John White in which they landed on present day Roanoke Island on July 22, 1587. In 1524 Giovanni de Varrazano was the first European to visit North Carolina. In 1540 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto explored the southwestern part of the state in search of gold. Sir Walter Raleigh sent several shiploads of people over to establish the New World’s first English colony on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island between 1584 and 1585 and eventually in 1586 the colonists were forced to return back to England due to the many hardships they were facing. North Carolina had a dangerous coastline so it gave the Spanish a hard time colonizing it, along with the lack of ports, and rivers for them to navigate through. The North Carolina Colony landscape included coastal plains, mountain ranges and plateaus. Farming and agriculture were extremely important to the settlers because of the warm climate and vast farmland. North Carolina was the least commercial colony of the 13…

North carolina was 1 of the 13 original colonies which were divided into three regions the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. North carolina was the first English settlement in the New World. However, by 1590 all of the colonists on the island had disappeared and vanished and were never seen again. It is to this day a mystery and what we refer to it as “The lost colony”. Although no one knows what happened to those colonist, some believe they may have integrated with one of the local tribe…