Can you blame her? Her original purpose was to serve as the State Capitol, which she did for 65 years (1807-1868)! The Governor's Mansion and the Regal Capitol Building still proudly stand today.
After all The State Asylum became known as the largest mental facility in the United States and served over 12,000 consumers during the sixties. There is also more than 25,000 bodies buried throughout the 1,750 acres. Even though most of the campus buildings are now closed and the consumer count is almost nil, Georgia residents will continue to associate our quaint city with The State Asylum.
In 1990 she rose to stardom again as a new actress from Georgia played a character in a flick entitled "Pretty Woman". Newcomer, Julia Roberts' character, Vivian Ward was from this town.
And two weeks ago, she was in the news again, thanks to this man.
On March 5 Ben Roethlisberger, "two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback" was accused of sexually assaulting a twenty year old college student within the city's borders.
So it seems that she doesn't mind what type of publicity she gets, as long her name of Milledgeville stays in the news.
What's your hometown known for?
Union Recorder, March 19, 2010, article by Jessica Luton, pg. 1A, unionrecorder.com