A lot of those look just like the rural roads here in the south of England. The only difference is that it's much harder here to find a 12 mile square without a town or six in it.
Another difference between the my location and yours. There's no way junky people can afford to live out of town here. Rural and coastal property prices are driven sky high by successful folks wanting peaceful living or second homes. And oh how a lot of them moan and complain at anything they think is intruding on their isolated lives.Sad to say that there are some pretty junky people living in parts of the backcountry here...dilapidated homes and rubbish everywhere. Although it's common to see these trashed-out places, it's not the majority thankfully.