New England had small farms, towns and industrialized areas such as Boston and Slatersville, Rhode Island. The Mid-Atlantic states had a combination of small, medium and large farms, towns, and major cities like New York and Philadelphia. A relatively diverse area of the country, it had British-Americans, other European immigrants and free blacks. In the South, there were many large plantations, relatively few towns and a few large cities, like Charleston and New Orleans. In the up-country of Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia; however, Scotch-Irish and German settlers worked a number of small farms. The West became the site of both small independent farms, largely in the Northwest; and large slave plantations, generally in the Southwest.