Central State Hospital, formerly known as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum, the State Asylum for the Insane, and the Georgia State Sanitarium, is the oldest and largest psychiatric facility in the state, located on a sprawling 1,750 acre campus in Milledgeville, GA

Central State Hospital, formerly known as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum, the State Asylum for the Insane, and the Georgia State Sanitarium

Georgia's Central State Hospital in Milledgeville. This place is the stuff horror stories are made of. According to Atlanta Magazine, Georgia Central State Hospital was once the largest mental facility in the world. Formerly known as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum, this place is now abandoned and decaying. It invokes the imagination to think of the things that took place in this institution.

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Central State Hospital, formerly known as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum, sits abandoned in Milledgeville, Georgia, slowly rotting.

Children gaze out at the photographer just prior to their execution. An estimated one million Jewish children died in the Holocaust, most of them in the gas chambers of the death camps. As the Germans swept into Soviet territory, they sometimes turned the task of killing Jewish children over to their Ukrainian allies.   (Photo: Central State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive.)

A group of young children gaze out at the photographer just prior to their execution by an Einsatzkommando. (Photo: Central State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive.

The roof gone, vines have begun to overtake this third-floor bathroom. Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA

View of a hallway and into a bathroom in the Walker Building, Central State Hospital. Central State Hospital, formerly known as the Georg.

Central State Hospital, originally named Georgia Lunatic Asylum (openned 1842, abandoned 1974) - Milledgeville, Georgia, USA

Central State Hospital, originally named Georgia Lunatic Asylum (openned abandoned - Milledgeville, Georgia, USA

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The abandoned Central State Hospital (formerly known as Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot and Epileptic Asylum, Georgia State Sanitarium and Midgeville State Hospital) can be found on and around Jones Drive in Milledgeville, Georgia.

A typical patient room, with a viewing window to allow orderlies to look in on patients. Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA

CENTRAL STATE-A typical patient room, with a viewing window to allow orderlies to look in on patients.

Foliage is overtaking the building; here, an intact window provides a climbing point for vines which are beginning to slip into the building through the cracks. Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA

Overgrown security window in patient bedroom Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA 2008 - The Kingston Lounge

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What door is at the bottom of my stair of pain and despair?  The stairwell of life I have been given and chosen, having no care Where does this door lead at my life's tortured end?   Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA.

What door is at the bottom of my stair of pain and despair? The stairwell of life I have been given and chosen, having no care Where does this door lead at my life's tortured end?

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