This quaint old barn sits in a field next to the mobile home and farmhouse profiled in our Aug. 12 post. It’s located near Rowland, N.C., about a mile north of the famous South of the Border attraction at the South Carolina-North Carolina line along Interstate 95.
Rowland had 1,146 people in 2000, including more than 30 percent in poverty. It’s also part of Robeson County, which is considered a majority-minority county (as are about 10 percent in the country) because its populations of native Americans, blacks and Hispancs total more than 50 percent.
In 2012, Robeson County had an estimated 135,496 people comprised of 39 percent American Indians, 32.8 percent whites, 24.7 percent blacks and 8.2 percent Hispanic, according to the Census. Some 30.6 percent of county residents lived at or below the federal poverty level.
Photo taken July 26, 2013, by Andy Brack, Center for a Better South. All rights reserved.