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Athens, Georgia

Located in northern Georgia just below the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits the city of Athens. Athens began as a small settlement near the confluence of the North and Middle Oconee Rivers and in 1806, the city was officially incorporated. The University of Georgia opened for class in 1801 and remains in the city today. Athens is known as the intellectual center of Georgia due to its early, education-based roots.

After the Civil War, Athens was guided through the reconstruction period by University of Georgia leadership, including such men as Benjamin Harvey Hill and Howell Cobb. In the early 20th century, Athens regained momentum with textile factories and related businesses, and the University of Georgia was internationally recognized as an educational and research institution. Athens experienced immense growth during and after World War II. Outside industry moved into the city from the 1950s through 1970s. Companies such as Dairy Pak, Gold Kist and Westinghouse Electric Corporation opened manufacturing plants in Athens. In 1954, the U.S. Navy Supply Corps School moved operations to an Athens campus. The influx of new industry brought executives to the city, and in turn Athens’ population swelled. Athens’ largest employer, The University of Georgia, is still the principal factor in the city’s increasingly diversified economy. Major current industries include poultry and timber.

As a result of the city’s manufacturing and construction industries, asbestos in the workplace has long been a problem. Workers who were exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer that affects more than 3,000 individuals every year in the United States.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Athens

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

  • Athens Railway and Electric Company
  • City of Athens
  • Department of Agriculture - Southeast Utilization Lab
  • Harbour & Company
  • Kendall Company
  • Thousand Student Dorm
  • Tony Postero Insulation
  • U. S. Department of Agriculture
  • University of Georgia
  • Westinghouse Electric Corp

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Athens, Georgia

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

1365-C Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Distance: 55.1 miles

1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Distance: 51.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Athens, Georgia

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

Dr. Daniel L. Miller
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
1365 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Distance: 55.1 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Athens, Georgia

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

Mesothelioma Death Rates Rising According to CDC

The CDC has released a study of malignant mesothelioma mortality rates showing that deaths due to mesothelioma are increasing. Read more at

Asbestos Removal and Debris Cleanup Starts at Barwick Mills

Cleanup will begin at the former Barwick Mills textile plant after a fire that happened last fall, leaving behind exposed asbestos and rubble.

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