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Wilsonville, Alabama

Incorporated in 1879, Wilsonville is located 35 miles from Birmingham in the heart of Shelby County situated along the Coosa River. Wilsonville was named after Adam Wilson, one of the town’s first settlers. Today, Wilsonville is home to approximately 1,551 residents and is known for its family-friendly neighborhoods. More people are moving to Wilsonville because of the jobs at E.C. Gaston Steam Plant and for premium waterfront property available along the Coosa River.

In the late 1800s, Wilsonville was a significant stop on the Southern Railway's old stage route from Montgomery to Huntsville. It was the trading point for two farming sections, one known as “Four Mile” and the other “The Kingdom”. The largest mercantile establishment in the county was conducted here. By the 1930s, the Wilsonville State Bank failed, the number of businesses decreased and the cotton economy in the area declined. Thus, the 1930s were a period of hardship and anxiety for the community. In contrast, the 1940s brought an increase in population and hope of prosperity as many defense workers moved to Wilsonville to survey, construct, and operate the DuPont powder plant in neighboring Childersburg. In 1957, the Southern Electric Generating Company (SEGCO) began constructing a $150 million steam plant that was situated between Yellowleaf Creek and the Coosa River. The plant opened in 1960 and employed nearly 175 people. The power generated at the steam plant fed into the Alabama and Georgia power systems. Many people moved to Wilsonville to take positions at the steam plant.

Use of asbestos containing products in this job site and others in surrounding areas including the Colbert Power Plant, Alabama Power Company and Segco Steam Plant has been an issue in Wilsonville for many years. Mesothelioma attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Wilsonville and then diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer 

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Wilsonville

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Wilsonville where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Alabama Power Company
  • Colbert Steam Plant
  • Coosa River Station
  • Gaston Generating Station
  • Gaston Power Plant
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Segco Steam Plant
  • Southern Electric Generating
  • Wilson Memorial Hospital
  • Wilsonville Power Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Wilsonville, Alabama

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


1802 6th Avenue South
North Pavilion 2500
Birmingham, AL 35294

Distance: 24.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Wilsonville, Alabama

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

Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio
University of Alabama Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Alabama School of Medicine
ZRB 739
1720 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35294

Distance: 24.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Wilsonville, Alabama

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Alabama, 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, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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