Metal farm building, Jenkins County, Ga.

Farmhouse and cotton field, Jenkins County, Ga.

Farmhouse and cotton field, Jenkins County, Ga.

It won’t be long before its time to pick cotton in rural counties across the South.  This photo, by VanishingSouthGeorgia.com photographer Brian Brown, shows an old corrugated metal farm building on the plantation that includes the Mathew Sheppard Brinson house (1888) in Jenkins County, Ga.

Jenkins County, whose county seat is Millen, was home to 9,213 people, according to the U.S. Census in 2012, an increase of 10 percent from two years earlier. Almost 30 percent of residents live in poverty.

Photo by Brian Brown, 2013.  Photo originally posted on this site in September 2014.  All rights reserved.