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Province of Pennsylvania

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The Province of Pennsylvania, better known to Americans as Pennsylvania Colony, was a North America colony granted to William Penn in 1681 by King Charles II of England. It was also sometimes called the Quaker Province because of the founder's religion, the Society of Friends, better known as the "Quakers."

One of the Middle Colonies, it later joined the United States as Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania was a proprietary colony.

The historic Mason-Dixon line was drawn in 1763, while Pennsylvania and the neighboring Province of Maryland were still colonies.

The three counties of the Delaware Colony were originally part of the Province of Pennsylvania.

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Colonial America - European Colonization of the Americas - Thirteen Colonies
Connecticut Colony - Delaware Colony - Georgia Colony - Maryland Colony - Massachusetts Colony
New Hampshire Colony - New York Colony - New Jersey Colony - North Carolina Colony
Pennsylvania Colony - Rhode Island Colony - South Carolina Colony - Virginia Colony
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