Georgia State Sanitarium Padlock With Keys, Cast Iron, Opened In 1842.
Georgia State Sanitarium Padlock With Keys, Cast Iron, Tag Reads Property Of Georgia State Sanitarium, Opened In 1842.
One Of The Largest-Ever Mental Hospitals, Georgia State Sanitarium In Milledgeville, Georgia, Now Sits abandoned Surrounded By 25,000 Unmarked Graves, More Than 200 Buildings On 2,000 acres.
In 1837, Georgia lawmakers authorized a “Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum.”Five years later, the facility opened as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum on the outskirts of the cotton-rich town that served as the antebellum state capital. The first patient, Tillman B. of Bibb County, arrived in December 1842. He died of “maniacal exhaustion” before the next summer.
Many more patients followed Mr B., and the institution grew into the largest insane asylum in the world. A century after it opened, 200 buildings sprawled over 2,000 acres and housed up to 13,000 patients at what was then called Central State Hospital. But throughout Georgia, it was known solely by the name of the neighbouring town, Milledgeville.
Item Code - LOC8C74BCA
Width: 2 5/8" Height: 4 3/8" Depth: 1 1/8" Weight: 537 g
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