Parker Street, Brooklet, Ga.

Parker Street in rural Brooklet, Ga.

Parker Street in rural Brooklet, Ga.

Many of Brooklet’s historic downtown storefronts have been restored or well maintained and Parker Street continues to be the commercial heart of the town, writes VanishingSouthGeorgia.com photographer Brian Brown.

Brooklet, home to about 1,400 people, is in Bulloch County, Ga., about nine miles east of Statesboro, which is home to Georgia State University. Bulloch County, located in eastern Georgia county along Interstate 16, is deeply in poverty with 31 percent of residents living below the federal poverty line.  The county, which has a median household income of $33,902, is home to 72,694 people (2012), two thirds of whom are white.

Copyrighted photo by Brian Brown. All rights reserved.