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North Little Rock, Arkansas

North Little Rock is a city "opposite Little Rock" in Arkansas. With a current population of approximately 62,300 occupying an area of almost 55 square miles, North Little Rock has grown into a modern city with a mix of residential, manufacturing and commercial neighborhoods, as well as substantial green spaces for outdoor activities. The River Rail Trolley Service’s replica streetcars link the city with neighboring Little Rock.

North Little Rock began in 1866 as an unincorporated settlement named Argenta. In 1890, Argenta was annexed as the eighth ward of Little Rock, but was reestablished as a separate town in 1903, and became North Little Rock permanently in 1917. Many of North Little Rock's early businesses revolved around railroads and cotton. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain, Cotton Belt and Rock Island lines all established repair shops and maintenance yards in North Little Rock. Though the railroads suffered during the Depression, in 1961 the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company built a new North Little Rock yard prior to MoPac's merger with Union Pacific. Today, the Jenks Shop is Union Pacific's largest overhaul and maintenance shop. The Koppers Company plant has been turning out railroad crossties and bridge timbers since 1907. Cotton was also widely grown outside the city, and a 1919 history lists three cotton compresses, the Rose City Cotton Oil Mill, and the Buckeye Cotton Mill among North Little Rock businesses. Today, North Little Rock’s economy includes retail and entertainment.

North Little Rock has a substantial history of industry and construction during a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. If you were exposed to asbestos in North Little Rock and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in North Little Rock

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

  • Ark Power and Light
  • Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp
  • Arkansas Mechanical Contractors
  • Arkansas Power & Light, Lynch Station
  • Arkansas Power and Light Company
  • Buck Eye
  • Cecil Lynch Station
  • Koppers Company Inc
  • Lynn Whitsett Company
  • M.M. Cohn Store, Mccain Mall
  • Mo-Pac Railroad
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Rozzell Corporation
  • W.R. Grace

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near North Little Rock, Arkansas

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of North Little Rock, Arkansas. 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.


4018 W Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72205

Distance: 6.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near North Little Rock, Arkansas

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

Dr. Matthew A. Steliga
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205

Distance: 6.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in North Little Rock, Arkansas

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Arkansas, 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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