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Bartow, Florida

Nicknamed the “City of Oaks and Azaleas”, Bartow was founded in 1851 and is the county seat of Polk County, Florida. The city can be found near the source of the Peace River, approximately 39 miles east of the Tampa Bay area and 50 miles southwest of the Greater Orlando area. Bartow grew rapidly throughout the 1870s and 1880s and on July 1, 1882, the community that had been known variously as Fort Blount, Peace Creek, and Reidsville changed its name to Bartow and became an incorporated city. Current driving sectors in Bartow’s economy include government, mining, agriculture, and tourism.

Since the discovery of phosphate rock in 1881, phosphate mining has been a huge factor in Bartow’s success and growth over the years. The Bartow area is the richest source of phosphate in the world and provides 75% of the United States’ supply and 25% of the world’s supply. As a result numerous mining, chemical and agricultural companies have operated facilities in the area, including Ashland Chemical Company, Electric Phosphate Company, American Cyanamid, Armour Agricultural, Morris Fertilizer Company, and Farmland Industries. Growth throughout most of the 20th century was slow-going for Bartow, as much of the land was owned by phosphate mining companies. Residential development was impractical in the community up until the late 1990s when many operations moved southward. Currently, the city is taking on a major development project that includes plans for new homes, commercial space, three schools, and a golf course. Bartow’s population is expected to grow to over 45,000 residents once the development project is completed.

We have confirmed that Bartow has several jobsites where exposure to asbestos has occurred. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer, scroll down to see a list of mesothelioma doctors near Bartow, Florida. Mesothelioma lawyers may also be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Bartow.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Bartow

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

  • American Cyanamid
  • Armour Agricultural Chemical
  • Armour Mine
  • Ashland Chemical Company
  • Big Ben Powerhouse
  • C.F. Industries
  • Chemicals Inc.
  • Electric Phosphate Company
  • Farmland Industries
  • Grace Mines
  • International Mineral & Chemical
  • International Minerals Corporation
  • Morris Fertilizer Company
  • Phosphoric Acid Plant
  • Swift & Company
  • W.R. Grace & Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Bartow, Florida

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Bartow, Florida. 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 Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center
1400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806

Distance: 51.6 miles


12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Distance: 40.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Bartow, Florida

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

Dr. Lary Robinson
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612

Distance: 40.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Bartow, Florida

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

Asbestos Related News in Florida

Florida DEP Cites Maverick Company For Possible Asbestos Violations

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has cited Maverick Demolition Company for asbestos violations related to the John Sunday House.

10,000 Feet Of Collier Water Utility Asbestos Piping To Be Replaced

10,000 feet of piping containing asbestos will be replaced by 2017 as part of a $1.4 million Collier County Water project.

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