Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania

Settled in the late 1700s and incorporated as a borough in 1862, Mount Carmel is in Northumberland County 88 miles northwest of Philadelphia and 71 miles northeast of Harrisburg. Spanning a total area of 448 acres, Mount Carmel is situated in the anthracite coal region of east-central Pennsylvania. The Borough of Mount Carmel was one of the world’s first towns to have its streets illuminated by electricity. Today, Mount Carmel is home to nearly 6,400 residents.

During the 1800s, coal would become a significant industry and pillar of Mount Carmel's economy. During the latter part of 1854 the Philadelphia and Sunbury Railroad was completed from Shamokin to Mount Carmel, which prompted the opening and development of several collieries in the region. During the same year, the Locust Mountain Coal and Iron Company made extensive improvements to their valuable coal lands in the vicinity of Mount Carmel, building breakers for two collieries - the Coal Ridge and Locust Mountain collieries. Mount Carmel also had manufactories of miners' caps, cement blocks, cigars, shirts, stockings, etc., as well as large silk and planing mills, foundry and machine shops, a knitting mill, lumber yards, a packing plant, and wagon works. Today, the Mount Carmel area largely supports light manufacturing in paper and plastics.

Use of asbestos materials was prevalent for years at numerous jobsites in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. Accordingly, asbestos exposure has been a concern for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Mount Carmel and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Jobsites in Mount Carmel where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

A number of jobsites in Mount Carmel, PA have been identified as harboring asbestos containing materials. These sites, at one point in their history, were known to have exposed a variety of tradesmen to asbestos. We will be documenting in more detail how asbestos exposure occurred at these sites in the future on this web site.

  • Colonial Colheries Company
  • Edison and Illuminating Company
  • Girard Coal Company
  • Lehigh Valley Coal Company
  • Midvalley Coal Company
  • Phila and Reading
  • Scott Colliery
  • Susquehanna Collieries Company
  • Union Coal Company
  • Union Coal Company Scott Colliery
  • Union Coal Company Scott Shaft

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near Mount Carmel, PA

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Mount Carmel, PA. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 86.5 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 86.7 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 86.8 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 86.8 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 86.8 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 87.4 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 88.7 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 88.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors Near Mount Carmel, PA

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors who are located within a 100 mile radius of Mount Carmel, PA. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and office locations.

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple University Hospital Cancer Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 86.7 miles

Dr. Daniel Sterman
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Penn Lung Center
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 86.8 miles

Dr. Joel D. Cooper
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
Hospital of the University of Pennysylvania
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 86.8 miles

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Wright-Saunders Building, Suite 266
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 86.8 miles

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Penn Lung Center
3615 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 86.8 miles

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