New Johnsonville, Tennessee

New Johnsonville is a city in Humphreys County located in west-central Tennessee situated along the Tennessee River. It is home to just over 1,900 residents. New Johnsonville is the product of Johnsonville, an older town previously in this area. Johnsonville was a bleak, sleepy community. It was the site of the 1864 Battle of Johnsonville during the Civil War. During this time, just about every tree had been cut down and used for structure or firewood and the Union army built a supply depot containing warehouses and stores. After the war, Johnsonville stayed an active town; many of the troops who had been stationed there remained in the area. Johnsonville was a constant struggle with nature as it was frequently flooded by the river. In the early 1940s, the town of Johnsonville had to move because of plans to build a dam across the river in Gilbertville, Kentucky. Hundreds of families relocated to a new area, on higher land, called New Johnsonville.

The two largest industries in the United States are located in New Johnsonville, these being Tennessee Valley Authority and Dupont. A major attraction in the city is Johnsonville State Historic Park. It is a 600-acre park, named for Andrew Johnson, who was once Military Governor of Tennessee, is situated on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake and overlooks the site of the 1864 Battle of Johnsonville. The Park features exhibits of the battle as well as offers hiking trails, picnic areas and a pavilion.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at many jobsites in New Johnsonville. Consequently, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in New Johnsonville, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.

Jobsites in New Johnsonville where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

A number of jobsites in New Johnsonville, Tennessee 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.

  • Consolidated Aluminum Company
  • Dupont & Company
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
  • Foote Mineral Company
  • Inland Container Corporation
  • Johnsonville Steam Plant
  • New Johnsonville Steam Plant
  • Pigment Plant
  • Temple Inland Inc
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Plant
  • Tva Fertilizer - Chemical Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers Near New Johnsonville, Tennessee

For your convenience we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of New Johnsonville, Tennessee. 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.

691 Preston Building
Nashville, TN 37232

Distance: 65.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Tennessee

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Tennessee, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, fill out the form below for immediate help.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


May 26, 2016

Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Takes One Step Closer to Giving EPA Power to Ban Asbestos

“One year ago today, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), along with three co-sponsors, introduced a bill to update the decades-old federal law that governs toxic chemicals – including asbestos. Just two days ago, that bill jumped over a major hurdle with the passage of an amendment that incorporates a number of changes suggested by the Senate. Now, it returns to the Senate for a final vote before, hopefully, being sent to President Obama to be signed into law.”