Fort James is located in Accra, Ghana and was built by the British as a trading post by the Royal African Company of England for both gold and slaves in 1673. Fort James was one of may Forts along the coast of Ghana like the Dutch Fort Crêvecœur, and the Danish Fort Christiansborg.
Like many of the Forts and castle in Ghana they were built on the coast as trading posts with consent of the local Chiefs. Jamestown originated as a community that emerged around the 17th-century around Fort James, or what locals call James Fort. These days, Jamestown is a neighbourhoods of Accra – full of beautifully dishevelled colonial buildings.
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