Ashtabula Plantation - Pendleton Anderson County South Carolina SC

Ashtabula Plantation – Pendleton – Anderson County

 Ashtabula Plantation 1971 - Anderson County, South Carolina
— Ashtabula Plantation, 1971 © National Register of Historic Places —

Basic Information


  • 1790 – Earliest known date of existence (2)

    The Gassaway family owned the property (2).

  • 1825 – Lewis Ladson and Maria Henrietta Drayton Gibbes acquired the property from the Gassaway family (2).

  • 1828 – House built by Lewis Ladson Gibbes of Charleston

  • 1837 – Plantation bought by Dr. Oze R. Broyles (2)

  • 1851 – Plantation bought by James T. Latta of York (2)

  • 1861 – Plantation bought by Mr. Robert Adger, owner of the Sword Gate House in Charleston (2)

  • 1865 – Adger's daughter Clarissa and her husband O. A. Bowen lived in the house with their son Allen until this year.

  • 1865 – Adger's daughter Sallie and her husband William D. Warren became owners of the plantation (2).

  • 1880 – Ashtabula was next owned by Francis J. Pelzer (owner of Pelzer Mills and founder of the Town of Pelzer) (2).

  • 1889 – John Linley became Ashtabula's owner (2).

  • 1920 – Roger Inglesby became owner (2).

  • 1940 – Frederick W. Symmes became the last resident owner of Ashtabula (2).

  • 1957 – Symmes died and Ashtabula was purchased by Mead Corporation for a tree farm (2).

  • 1961 – Mead Corporation gave the house and 10 acres to the Pendleton Historic Foundation (2).


  • Number of acres – 10 acres in 1961

  • Primary crop – Timber for paper 1957-1961


  • Chronological list – Gassaway (1790-1825); Lewis Ladson and Maria Henrietta Drayton Gibbes (1825-1837); Dr. Oze R. and Sarah Broyles (1837-1851); James T. and Angela Lot Latta (1851-1861); Robert and Jane Eliza Fleming Adger (1861-1865); William D. and Sallie Warren (1865-1880); Francis J. Pelzer (1880-1889); John Linley (1889-1920); Roger Inglesby (1920-1940); Frederick W. Symmes (1940-1957); Mead Corporation (1957-1961); Pendleton Historic Foundation (1961-present)


  • Number of slaves – ?


  • The house is a two-story clapboard plantation house. There is also two-story brick building built prior to 1790 that was used as a traveler's tavern. This brick structure was later connected to the main house by a breezeway and used as a kitchen (2).

References & Resources

  1. National Register of Historic Places
    Nomination form - PDF - submitted in 1971
    Photographs, architectural overview

  2. Pendleton Historic Foundation | Timeline

  3. 30-15 Plantation File, held by the South Carolina Historical Society

  4. Jane Ockershausen, The South Carolina One-Day Trip Book (McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 1998)

  5. SC Highway Historical Marker Guide - online database by the SC Department of Archives & History

  6. Information contributed by Mary Ann Masek

Contact Information

  • Pendleton Historic Foundation
    PO Box 444
    Pendleton, SC 29670

    Telephone: 864-646-7249
    Website: Click here

SC Plantation Inns
SC Plantation Tours
SC Plantation Pictures
SC Plantations by Place
SC Plantation Weddings

Abbeville County
Aiken County
Allendale County
Anderson County

Bamberg County
Barnwell County
Beaufort County
Berkeley County

Calhoun County
Charleston County
Cherokee County
Chester County
Chesterfield County
Clarendon County
Colleton County

Darlington County
Dillon County
Dorchester County

Edgefield County

Fairfield County
Florence County

Georgetown County
Greenville County
Greenwood County

Hampton County
Horry County

Jasper County

Kershaw County

Lancaster County
Laurens County
Lee County
Lexington County

Marion County
Marlboro County
McCormick County

Newberry County

Oconee County
Orangeburg County

Pickens County

Richland County

Saluda County
Spartanburg County
Sumter County

Union County

Williamsburg County

York County

Flower photographs by Virginia Saunders, Columbia, SC. Please click flower for more info.


Are you able to contribute plantation
information or pictures?
Please click here.
is maintained as a public service by

South Carolina

Home Edit Info Contact

HomeAdd InfoSearchContact