Slave quarters at Hopsewee Plantation, near the settlement of North Santee, along the Santee River in Georgetown County, South Carolina
. Also known as the birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the great house of the Lowcountry rice plantation was built by Lynch's father in the 1730s. In 1779, Lynch Jr. and his wife sailed for St. Eustatius in the West Indies. Their ship disappeared at sea in a storm and was never found. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2017.