The Massachusetts Colony had a jagged coastal and hilly geography, characterized in by tree-covered mountains, rivers and rocky soil. The poor quality of this soil made the region difficult for the Colonists to farm efficiently.Continue Reading
The main cities of the Massachusetts Colony were Boston, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Lexington and Concord. Of these, Plymouth was the first to be founded. It was established by the Pilgrims from the Mayflower in 1620.
The climate had cold winters and mild yet brief summers, which affected the growing season. Chief among raw materials were fish, whales and wood. Corn, pumpkins, rye, squash and beans were among agricultural resources.Learn more about The Northeast
The New Jersey colony had a mild climate with warm summers and mild winters. New Jersey, along with the other Middle Colonies of New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, had less severe winters than the New England colonies and cooler summers than the Southern colonies. The climate, combined with fertile soil and the general geography, made New Jersey ideal for farming.Full Answer >
The colony of New Jersey was founded by Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkeley in 1664. New Jersey was named after the English island Isle of Jersey. Berkeley was given charge of the west side of the colony while Carteret was in charge of the east side.Full Answer >
Methuen, Massachusetts separated from the neighboring town of Haverhill and was incorporated in 1725. The town was named after Sir Paul Methuen, who was a friend of Governor William Dummer. It became a city in 1993, after residents voted for a Charter change. Two of the town's most famous inhabitants are Major Robert Rogers and Edward F. Searles.Full Answer >
Weymouth, Massachusetts is in Norfolk County and the town is approximately 12 miles away from Boston in a southeast direction. Weymouth also is considered part of the South Shore region of the Boston metropolitan area. Some of Weymouth's neighboring towns are Braintree, Rockland and Holbrook.Full Answer >