Fort James (Ghana)

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Fort James
Part of British Gold Coast
Crevecoeur and James Fort.png
Fort Crèvecœur (left) and Fort James (right) in 1727.
Fort James is located in Ghana
Fort James
Fort James
Coordinates 5°32′01″N 0°12′40″W / 5.5337°N 0.2111°W / 5.5337; -0.2111
Site history
Built 1673 (1673)
Garrison information
Occupants Britain (1673-1957)

Fort James is a fort in Accra, Ghana. It was built by the British as a trading post in 1673, where it joined the Dutch Fort Crêvecœur (1649), and the Danish Fort Christiansborg (1652).

Fort James gave its name to the Jamestown neighbourhood in Accra.

Fort James today.
Fort James

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