Here’s another empty store just down the road from one we profiled a couple of days back. It, too, is in Colleton County, S.C., just east of Walterboro on S.C. Highway 64.
If you’re looking for a “swap meet” — a gathering of folks who want to trade stuff that others might like — look no further than rural Colleton County east of Walterboro, S.C., on S. C. Highway 64.
This simple country church sits among the pines in rural Clarendon County, S.C. Kingstree photographer Linda W. Brown writes, “There is a newer church building across the road, so this particular building may be used for other functions now, but I’m glad that it’s still standing.”
Kingstree, S.C., photographer Linda W. Brown remembers taking this picture o sometime last year in Clarendon County, but couldn’t say whether they are storage buildings or old tenant homes.
This chair sits on the porch of a house in the Kingstree, S.C., neighborhood of the photographer, Linda W. Brown. She writes, “Although no one has lived in the house for several years and the house is in serious decline, the chair appears to be waiting for someone to come along and ‘set a spell.’”
Overlooking nothing but fields, the Genesis Variety Store & Diner in northeastern Williamsburg County, S.C., posts its menu beside the front door, with breakfast including grits, country ham sandwiches and waffles, writes Kingstree photographer Linda W. Brown.
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