Barn, near Hyman, S.C.

Barn near Pamplico, S.C.

Barn near Pamplico, S.C.

High summer finds a crop in the field in front of an old barn in Hyman, a small community just outside Pamplico, in rural Florence County, S.C.

Florence County had 137,948 people, according to a 2012 Census estimate.  Its poverty rate — higher in the rural areas than the county seat of Florence, averaged 19.4 percent in 2010.

Copyrighted photo taken and originally posted in August 2014 by Linda W. Brown.  All rights reserved.