What Were the Three Colonial Regions?

In pre-revolutionary America, the three colonial regions were known as the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies. Together, these regions encompassed all 13 colonies.

The New England Colonies included New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Middle Colonies included New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania, and the Southern Colonies included Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Each region was culturally and economically diverse but became increasingly united after 1763. All of the colonial regions shared Christianity, specifically Protestantism, as their main religion. All were agricultural societies, though the southern region was more heavily dependent on agriculture than its northern neighbors.