Welcome to the Coffee and Cobblestone travel guide and research page! I am excited to share my travels with you as well as offer my recommendations for top travel destinations for history buffs and beyond. I chose the name, Coffee and Cobblestone while walking down, as the name suggests, a cobblestone street in Richmond, VA, drinking my Starbucks and enjoying the crisp fall air and of course, the leaves which were mesmerizing against the two hundred years old pavers. “Coffee and Cobblestone”, I thought to myself, “that describes my life perfectly”- and believe me, it does. There is nothing I enjoy more than exploring old towns and hidden treasures and of course, drinking good coffee. As a graduate student at Missouri State Universiy specializing in American history, this comes as no surprise. My research for my master’s thesis has taken me around the U.S., namely the West coast where I have spent substantial amounts of time researching Civil War medicine.
On this page, I hope to give the reader a small glimpse into my research adventures and give valuable information in relation to forgotten historic sites and cities, which also happen to be very dear to my heart.
The featured image for this page is taken from one of my very favorite cities, Savannah, GA. One of the very few cities in Georgia spared by General Sherman on his march to the sea in 1864. The house in the background, the Green-Meldrum house, sitting in the corner of Madison Square, was Sherman’s headquarters during his occupation of Savannah. This, not being far from Chippewa Square in which Tom Hanks sat on the famous bench, watching that famous feather float down from the steeple of the Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah. If its revolutionary history you are looking for, walk a few blocks to the Colonial Cemetary or dine at the Pirate’s House, which also happens to be the oldest building in Savannah and where author Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. As you may suspect, history in Savannah is endless and the perfectly restored and maintained homes and historic district make this city both breathtaking and unforgettable.
PLEASE feel free to leave your own travel and research experiences as well as pictures taken while visiting these cities and sites. More than anything, I want this page to be one which inspires history enthusiasts to go explore their curiosities. Further, my hope is that my entries and the feedback of others, helps fellow researchers track down valuable information and research locations in which to immerse themselves in historical research and analysis.