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The hospital opened in 1842 as Georgia’s first public psychiatric hospital, according to Haunted Travel USA. Today, the property is now mostly empty and falling into decay. Two thousand acres still echo with the memory of the patients who were treated — and mistreated — at Georgia’s most haunted asylum. Parents even used to reprimand mischievous kids with the threat, “I’m going to send you to Milledgeville!” The cemetery on the property has about 2,000 cast-iron markers commemorating the 25,000 patients buried on the hospital grounds.