Fort Patiko

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Fort Patiko
Fort Patiko walls.jpg
Walls of Fort Patiko grain stores
Fort Patiko is located in Uganda
Fort Patiko
Fort Patiko
Coordinates 3°00′57″N 32°19′03″E / 3.015834°N 32.317625°E / 3.015834; 32.317625
Site information
Owner public
Open to
the public
yes
Condition ruined
Site history
Built 1872 (1872)
Built by Samuel Baker
Materials stone

Fort Patiko, also known as Baker's Fort, was a military fort built by Samuel Baker in Patiko, Uganda.

Construction of the fort was completed on December 25, 1872.[1]

After Baker left in 1888, the fort was used by Emin Pasha and Charles Gordon while they served as Governor of the Equatorial Province of the British Uganda Protectorate. A plaque on the remaining wall of a grain storage building in the center of the fort reads “Fatiko 1872 -88, founded by Sir Samuel Baker, occupied by Emin and Gordon” (sic). [2]

Ruins of the fort remain in Ajulu parish, Patiko sub-county, Aswa County, Gulu district. The site is open to the public subject to a fee levied by the subcounty.[3]

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References[edit]

  • Finnström, Sverker (2008). Living with bad surroundings : war, history, and everyday moments in northern Uganda. Durham: Duke University Press. ISBN 0822341913. 
  • Great Britain Colonial Office (1960). "Colonial research studies" (30). 
  • Rusoke, Lambert Brian (2010-02-07). "Fort Patiko: A forgotten historical landmark". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 2012-09-18.