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In 1607, a settlement was founded at Jamestown, Virginia. It became the first permanent English settlement in North America. The colony's success led the Pilgrims to set sail 13 years later on the Mayflower.
Other Southern Colonies would not be set up until some time after Jamestown. First, people from Virginia began settling further south. New proprietors took over. Then the Southern Colonies began to grow. They soon had their own economy and culture. Their unique ways set them apart from the colonies in the north.