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Forts & Castles in Ghana / Festungen und Sklavenburgen in Ghana - Slave Trade and the Gold Coast of West Africa

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THIS IS A LIST OF SOME OF THE FORTS AND CASTLES IN GHANA.

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Western Region of Ghana  
No Pictures At The Moment.Fort Elise Cartage ,

ANKOBRA

Built by the Dutch in 1702, only traces ruins are now visible.

Gebaut 1702 von den Hollaendern , nur Ruinenreste .

No Pictures At The Moment.

Fort San Antonio , AXIM

Portuguese trading post, 1502. Destroyed by the towns people in 1514. Second fort built by the Portuguese on present site in 1515.

From 1660 by the Dutch .

Portogiesischer Handelsposten 1502 . Zerstoert durch die Einheimischen 1514 . Zweites mal errichtet 1515 . Ab 1660 uebergang in hollaendisches Eigentum .

No Pictures At The Moment.Fort Apologia ,

BEYIN

Establised in 1660 by the Dutch . British fort built between 1750 and1770. Reconstructed between 1962 and 1968.

Errichtet 1660 duch die Hollaender . Ausgebaut durch die Englaender 1750 und 1770 .

Rekonstuiert zwischen 1962 und 1968 .

No Pictures At The Moment FORT GROSS FRIEDRICHSBURG ,

PRINCES TOWN

Establised in 1683 by the Brandenburgers

Gebildet duch die Brandenburger 1683 .

No Pictures At The Moment

Fort Sofia Louis ,

TAKRAMA

Lodge built by Branderburgers in 1690,

English fort 1691.
NOW : Only the foundations are visible.

Kleine Festung , gebaut von Brandenburg 1690 .

Englisches Eigentum ab 1691 .

Heute : Nur Fundament Reste .

Fort Metal Cross ,

DIXCOVE

Old slave and gold trading centre , 1692 Britain , 1869 Netherlands , 1872 Britain

Establised in 1692 by the British
Restored 1954-66.

Altes Sklaven und Gold Handelszentrum . 1682 Englisch , 1869 Hollaendisch und 1872 wieder Englisch . Wiedererrichtet 1954 - 1966

No Pictures At The MomentFort Dorothy ,

AKWIDA

Built by Branderburgers, 1685
NOW : In ruins.

Errichtet durch die Brandenburger 1685 .

Heute : Nur noch Reste

Information and Pictures, see the page;Fort Orange (Oranje),

SEKONDI

Built by the Dutch in 1640.

Gebaut 1640 duch die Hollaender .

Fort Batensteyn ,

( Batenstein ) BUTRE

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Establised in 1650 by the Swedes.

Dutch fort built 1656.

Gegruendet durch die Schweden 1650 .

Ausbau duch die Hollaender 1656 .

No Pictures At The MomentFort Vrendenburg ,

KOMENDA

English trading post 1663.

Englischer Handelsposten 1663 .

No Pictures At The MomentFORT SEBASTIAN ,
SHAMA

Establised in 1600 by the Dutch .

Gegruendet durch die Hollaender um 1600

 Central Region of Ghana

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Fort St. Jorge ,

ELMINA

Establised in 1482 by the Prtoguese

Portuguese reached Elmina (Del Mina) in 1471. First European fort on the Gold Coast .

Gegruendet 1482 durch die Portogiesen .

Erster Kontakt in Elmina 1471 . Es ist

das erste europaeische Fort an der Goldkueste.

Heute : Museum

With Pictures.

ELMINA CASTLE

 

Chapel built between 1555 and 1558 by the Portuguese.

Turned into a lodge and watch tower.
Restored 1956-60.

Als Kirche gegruendet durch Portugal ,1555-1558 . Umgebaut zur kleinen Festung und als Wachturm .

Rekonstruiert zwischen 1956 und 1960

No Pictures At The Moment

Watchtower ,

ELMINA

Establised by Dutch but of unknown date, restored 1956-60.

Errichtet durch Holland .

Cape Coast Castle ,

CAPE COAST

 

Built as a lodge by the Dutch 1630 on an abandoned lodge built earlier by the Portuguese.

Extensively rebuiltin 1757 by the Swedes Present day: Cape Coast Castle Museum

Gegruendet durch Portugal . 1630 umgebaut zur kleinen Festung durch Holland . 1757 ausbau zur Festung durch Schweden . Ubernahme durch England . Heute : Museum

No Pictures At The MomentFort VictoriaEstablised by the English in 1702

Errichtet durch die Englaender 1702

No Pictures At The Moment

Fort William ,

CAPE COAST

Establised by the British in 1819-20

Errichtet durch die Englaender 1919-1820

No Pictures At The MomentFort McCarthy ,

CAPE COAST ( OUT )

Establised by the British in 1822

Errichtet durch die Englaender 1822

No Pictures At The MomentFort Nassau ,

CAPE COAST ( OUT )

At Mourie. Dutch post, built in 1598.

Hollaendischer Posten , gebaut 1598 .

With Pictures.

Fort William ,

ANOMABU

Establised by the Dutch in 1640.

Restored 1954

Errichtet durch Holland 1640 .

Rekonstruiert 1954

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Fort Amsterdam ,

KORMANTSE

Dutch trading post 1598. Dutch lodge built 1631, fort rebuilt by the English in 1645.
No Pictures At The MomentCastle / Fort ,

near Ankaful / SALTPOND

French post built in 1786

Errichtet durch die Franzosen 1786

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Castle / Fort

TANTUM

English post intermittently occupied from 1662. English post built in 1724.

Errichtet durch die Englaender 1682-1724

With Pictures.Fort Patience ,

APAM

Establised by the Dutch 1696-1702

Errichtet durch Holland 1696-1707

No Pictures At The Moment Fort Goedehoop(Good Hope)

SENYA BEREKA

Dutch Fort establised in 1667.

Errichtet durch Holland 1667 .

Greater Accra Region

of Ghana

  

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Christianborg Castle, ACCRA

 

A Portuguese fortified house, 1550. Swedish lodge built in 1652. Rebulit and used as a residence of the British Gorvenor of Gold Coast, 1877-1957. Residence of the Prime Minister of Ghana and renamed Government House ,

Osu in 1957.
Became the official residence of Dr. Nkrumah (President) 1960 and has since remained the seat of the Government. Frequently rebuilt with additions in recent years.

Not open to the public.

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Fort James ,

ACCRA

It is likele that there was a Portuguese lodge

in 1576.

Vermutlich errichtet durch Portugal 1576 .

No Castle Pictures At The MomentFort Kongenstein ,

ADA

Portuguese trading place ,

16th century and establised in 1784 by the Danes only ruins remain

Portugiesischer Handelsposten im 16.Jahrhundert . Ausgebaut als Fort duch Holland 1784 . Nur noch Reste .

For more information`s - see the page;Fort Vernon , PRAMPRAMBritish post built in 1740

Errichtet durch die Englaender

im Jahre 1740

Fort Ussher, ACCRADutch post built in 1649

Errichtet durch Holland 1649

Fort Augustaborg ,

TESHIE

Dutch post in 1730 - 40's

Errichtet durch Holland 1730 - etwa 1740

 Volta Region of Ghana

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Full information and pictures.Fort Prinsenstein ,

KETA

 

Danish post established in 1714

Errichtet durch die Daenemark 1714

Ashanti Region of Ghana

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FORT KUMASI ,

KUMASI

Establised in 1896 by the British ...

After Victory over the Ashanti .

- now a Military Museum

Errichtet durch die Englaender 1896 ,

Nach dem Sieg ueber die Ashanti .

- Heute : Militaermuseum

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