Remarkable Ohio


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ALERT (Fall 2022): This marker was damaged and replacement awaiting installation.

67-31 Colerain Turnpike Watering Trough

Side A: This spring fed watering trough was erected by Giles Richards (1792-1876) in 1867 and has provided water to travelers and livestock ever since. Richards owned and operated a number of enterprises in Colerain Township starting in the early 1800s. Upon the marble slab just above the iron trough is engraved: Stranger and traveler Drink freely and bestow A kindly thought on him Who bade this fountain flow Yet hath no other claim Than as the minister Of blessings in God’s name Drink and in peace go
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Coleraine Historical Society, Ohio Historical Society
Address: Colerain Avenue, 
Location: E of the intersection of Colerain Avenue and E Miami River Road
Latitude: 39.3050680
Longitude: -84.6347870