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Macon, Georgia

Located on the banks of the Ocmulgee River in central Georgia, the city of Macon began as a rich agricultural center. Early settlers hailed from North Carolina and in 1823, the city was officially named after a North Carolina statesman, Nathaniel Macon. Macon is known as the “Heart of Georgia” due to its central location and role as a main transportation hub. The International Cherry Blossom Festival and historic downtown area continue to attract visitors to Macon today.

Macon’s hilly land of the Piedmont Plateau and flat terrain of the coastal plain create an ideal location for textile mills. In 1876, Bibb Manufacturing Company opened a mill in Macon and experienced substantial growth in its first twenty years in business. The company acquired additional mills over time, including Macon Knitting Company and Payne Mill, and by the 1950s Bibb Manufacturing was Georgia’s largest employer. The natural abundance of pine forests in Macon attracted other industry to the area. In the 1940s, Georgia Kraft Company, known later as Macon Kraft Company, and Armstrong Cork Company opened their doors. Armstrong remains in Macon’s Allied Industrial Park as one of the city’s major employers. In addition to Macon’s extensive manufacturing base, the city is also home to the first American college to grant degrees to women, Wesleyan College.

We have confirmed that the city of Macon has numerous jobsites where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you have been exposed to asbestos, you may be at risk to develop mesothelioma cancer, an asbestos related disease. Information on mesothelioma cancer centers near Macon can be found at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Macon

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

  • Acme Brewing Company
  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Arkwright
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Armstrong Tire
  • Bay City Engineering Inc
  • Bibb Manufacturing Company
  • Bibb Mills
  • Bibb Sewer Pipe Company
  • Board of Water Commissioners
  • Borden Company
  • Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
  • Burden Smith & Company
  • Central City Ice Works
  • Central of Ga. Railway Company
  • Central Sash & Door Company
  • Cherokee Brick & Tile Company
  • Corbin Supply Company
  • Crane Company
  • Dempsy Hotel
  • Ga Coating and Clay Company
  • Gantt Insulation, Inc.
  • Georgia Kraft Company
  • Georgia Kraft Papermill
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Greene Plumbing and Heating Company
  • Hays Heating & Plumbing
  • Keebler Biscuit Company
  • L. E. Schwartz
  • Macon Electric Light and Railway Company
  • Macon Fountain Service
  • Macon Gas Lights and Water Company
  • Macon Knitting Company
  • Macon Kraft Company
  • Macon Machine Shop
  • Macon Mine & Mill Inc
  • Macon Water Works
  • Macon-Bibb County
  • Melton Refrigeration Company
  • Mulberry Market
  • Norfolk Southern Railroad
  • North 1 Mill
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Packaging Corp
  • Payne Hill
  • Poplan Foundry
  • Proctor and Gamble Manufacturing Company
  • Radar Plumbing Company
  • Riverwood International
  • Southeastern Pipe Line Company
  • Southern Railway System
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church
  • Standard Handle Company
  • State Wholesale Food Company
  • Stevens Fire Brick Company
  • Streitmann Biscuit Company
  • Taylor Iron Works & Supply Company
  • Vocational Schools
  • Wesleyan College

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Macon, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Macon, 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: 77.0 miles


1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Distance: 81.3 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Macon, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Macon, 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: 77.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Macon, 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 mesothelioma.com

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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