What is the name of the region of Pennsylvania when it was a colony?
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In 1681, the land charter for the region was granted by Charles II to William Penn in order to repay a debt of 16,000 Pounds owed to William Penn's father, Admiral William Penn. As such, Pennsylvania was named after William Penn. The name was a combination of "Penn's (plural possessive) Woods" or Penn's Forest. Pennsylvania was full of thick, lush forests full of game.
Massachusetts is a state in New England region of USA. It is often referred to as the 'Old Colony'. This name refers to the Plymouth Colony which comprised of most of the southeastern portion of the modern day Massachusetts and was established in 1620. It was the oldest colony in New England region.