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UER Forum > US: Southeast > Central State Hospital Milledgeville, Georgia (Viewed 227 times)
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Central State Hospital Milledgeville, Georgia
< on 8/21/2019 4:49 PM >
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I only wish I could download pictures. Flicker is not user friendly for me. So photos are on hold for now.
I have always wanted to visit this location and last week I had the opportunity while traveling through Georgia. Georgia State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum. Or as it was called later on The Central State Hospital. It is unfortunate the history of this place as well as most Institutions of the period. The medical world was following mandate and policy of the period. Thank goodness medicine treatment has changed for the better. The treatment for mental health was just awful back at the turn of the century. Even up to the end, it was pretty bad. However, it did seem to help some patients. Lack of funding and lack of humanity was also a major factor in the horrors that take place in places like this. How can society allow to treat folks like this? And to top that off, the burial of un-named patients and just plain neglect of humans in general. In life and in death. We have come along way from those terrible times. The first patient here at Central State was admitted in 1842. I invite you to look up the history of Cental State Hospital. The history tells a grim story. Now I am one who would love to explore this place, inside and out! But I can't afford to get caught and arrested for trespassing. And while it is possible to search inside, they make it hard to do. So this trip was just looking on the outside of the campus. First, let me say that everything written is correct about trespassing. The security is thick as thieves. They are everywhere and will hide in places to catch you in the act. It was funny, I saw these two security people hiding in the tree grove trying to be sneaky. But I saw them. More funny for me as I work in security. The security will follow you if they think your up to something. The cars I saw were gray cars with their logo on the side. I am sure there is un-marked vehicles too. if your looking at buildings from the outside, they really can't say much and for the most part will leave you alone. Get out the car and approach a building, you can rest assure they will be buzzing around. There are plenty of no trespassing signs everywhere. So signage is around warning. And after all, those buildings are indeed unsafe. More so the crumbling roof and asbestos dust! But have no problem with those who wish to explore. I would do it, but the security is too much here. So beware, those who try to enter.
Driving into Milledgeville, I pretty much knew the history here and what to expect. A few of the true victorian style buildings are long gone.
But there are allot of the older buildings still around. Forbidding Institution building in decay! Mostly brick buildings, but lots of the glass is broken or covered over with plank wood. The buildings indeed set a haunting feel as you drive by them. Just knowing what went on in these buildings. It really makes you stop and think. Many of the window frames are gone and you can see open places all over these buildings. Not to much graffiti to be seen. Not surprising with the security. These buildings are architecture that is beautiful in some ways, but with the decay and vegetation overgrowth, the buildings look forbidding. I have seen much footage of explorations inside. I still would like to see for myself, but suspect I never will. I suspect these buildings will not be saved from the wrecking ball eventually? The campus is pretty big. Some of the most forbidding buildings are the ones utilized by Department of Corrections. These buildings covered in vegetation over barbed and razer wires surrounding the buildings. Warning signs all over the place stating it was a corrections facility. The corrections facility still uses one of those buildings as a men's Prison. Just across from the Cedar Lane Cemetery. there are also old homes on the property were physicians lived in. Many of these are closed down. Its landmark Powell Building and the vast, abandoned 1929 Jones Building stand among some 200 buildings on two thousand acres that once housed nearly 12,000 patients.
The CSH complex currently encompasses about 1,750 acres, a pecan grove and historic cemeteries, and serves about 200 mental health patients. As of 2016 the facility offers short-stay acute treatment for people with mental illness, residential units and habilitation programs for people with developmental disabilities, recovery programs that require a longer stay, and specialized skilled and ICF nursing centers. Some programs serve primarily the central-Georgia region while other programs serve counties throughout the state.
Coming to this location does have a effect on you. This place is often considered one of the most haunted in the State. It certainly gives you the creeps here. Even from then outside! So providing some photographs here of some of the buildings. Rather one ever wishes to explore here, you would be taking a risk. I see many have done so. Just be aware of the security and condition concerns!



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Exploring times past to keep a history alive, before it disappears.
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Re: Central State Hospital Milledgeville, Georgia
< Reply # 1 on 8/22/2019 1:45 AM >
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Wow. Welcome to the site. Imma be straight to the point here. You put a lot of effort into this post, but most people don't want to read an essay. Try to condense it into an easy and quick read. 2nd, don't name drop, especially on a public post. 3rd, While history is nice to have sometimes, it also makes it really easy to steal locations. And lastly, post lots of pictures. Everyone loves pictures. Just nothing to give the location away.

Anyway, welcome to the site




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Re: Central State Hospital Milledgeville, Georgia
< Reply # 2 on 8/23/2019 11:34 AM >
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Welcome to the SE Forum! There are directions on how to post Flickr pics in the Rookie and FAQs sections - see if that helps.

Now on to this "old mental hospital". Everyone knows this particular site and its security, but A for effort in trying to add value. Normally its a big No-No to post the name of a site for obvious reasons, but this one I tend to think is ok. Its really really well known. It seems to come up every year or so. You can read down thru old posts and see.

I agree with the above advice and welcome. I would add that a great place to start is on the rookie forum. Not to infer you are an Urbex rookie - its more about how to translate that experience to this particular platform.

Anyway - welcome and hope you can get your pics to upload, even if they are outside shots. I'm a firm believer in respecting the law. If that's all you can have and are only legally allowed to look at the exterior, then post those! Still interesting to me.




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Re: Central State Hospital Milledgeville, Georgia
< Reply # 3 on 8/23/2019 12:05 PM >
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I found the Rookie Forum invaluable in figuring how to navigate and post here. Particularly the FAQ:
http://www.uer.ca/...d=1&threadid=27619

And this thread right here has everything you ever need to know on how to share pics here:
http://www.uer.ca/...d=1&threadid=60002

Agree with all the above. Many sites are so well known, or just plain beat to hell that no one cares if you share names and details, but in general if it isn't a public and legal location to view, it is best practice to not share. If people really want to know, they can always PM you and you can then use best judgement as to whether you want to share or keep the location protected. I would bet damn near everyone here has at LEAST one location they will share with no one, some will go as far to not even share one pic of a certain place. This is all for 2 HUGE reasons. First, vandals, scrappers, and thieves do indeed lurk among us - in my year plus here, I have found lots of old threads exposing and banning them. Second, when a thread is "public", as this one is, it then becomes searchable through the Googles and the like. Now the 12yr old kid down the street from you who is dying to practice his spray-dick art, but doesn't know how to get in, knows all he needs to know and will bring his dick painting and match lighting gaggle of turdlette friends.

In short - your efforts and enthusiasm is duly noted, names and entry details = bad, posting pictures = good! Most importantly, stay safe on your explores!




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Re: Central State Hospital Milledgeville, Georgia
< Reply # 4 on 8/24/2019 4:38 AM >
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Quit ruining our shit

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Georgia

P.s. this is why we can't have nice things.




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Re: Central State Hospital Milledgeville, Georgia
< Reply # 5 on 8/24/2019 4:52 AM >
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Posted by dammband
Quit ruining our shit

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Georgia

P.s. this is why we can't have nice things.


Short and blunt; finally something in this thread I like... hell a fifth of 101 Wild Turkey been easier to do.




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Re: Central State Hospital Milledgeville, Georgia
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Short and blunt; finally something in this thread I like... hell a fifth of 101 Wild Turkey been easier to do.



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