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Lewis Ladson Gibbes of Charleston built this house in the late 1820s. Ashtabula is the Indian word for "fish river." When the Gibbes family sold the property, it was advertised as "the most beautiful farm in the Upstate." The property eventually fell into the hands of the Mead Corporation, which turned it into a tree farm. In 1961, Mead gave the house and 10 acres to the Foundation for Historic Restoration. The house has been restored and furnished with antiques dating back to the early to mid-19th century. A scrapbook about life at Ashtabula, kept by Mrs. O. A. Bowen in the 1860s, is on display.