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Milledgeville, Georgia

Milledgeville is the antebellum capital of Georgia, serving as the state’s capital city from 1803 to 1868. Milledgeville’s central location and rich land adjacent to the Oconee River attracted settlers to the area in early days. The land was developed into a combination of broad streets running parallel with the four points of a compass and public squares of twenty acres each. Its appealing layout earned Milledgeville the slogan it is known for today, “Capitals, Columns and Culture”, and is the only surviving example of a complete Federal period city. Central State Hospital, Georgia’s first and largest public psychiatric hospital, opened its facilities in 1842 and continues to be a major employer in Milledgeville.

Like many southeastern cities, Milledgeville blossomed through the turn of the 20th century as the cotton and textile industries expanded. The boll weevil hit the Milledgeville area in 1915, wiping out the bulk of their cotton crops, however, Concord Fabrics and several other resilient companies still operate facilities in the city. In 1929, Georgia Power Company began construction of a dam which created the 15,000 acre lake now known as Lake Sinclair. However, the Great Depression delayed construction of the dam; it was not completed until 1953. The final cost of the dam was double the initial estimate. The lake community developed into an increasingly important part of Milledgeville’s social and economic identity. In following years, Georgia Power Company built Plant Harley, a coal-burning facility located on Lake Sinclair.

Asbestos exposure in the workplace place has been a problem in Milledgeville over the years. The city has a considerable manufacturing and industrial base where asbestos products were used frequently. Workers in the Milledgeville area who believe they were exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma. Information on mesothelioma clinics in the Milledgeville area can be found at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Milledgeville

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

  • Central State Hospital
  • Concord Fabrics
  • Electrik Maid Bake Shop
  • Georgia Lunatic Asylum
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Georgia State Hospital
  • Georgia State Sanitarium
  • Harley Branch Powerhouse
  • Harllee Branch Steam Plant
  • J.P. Stevens & Company Inc.
  • Madison Throwing Company
  • Mcgaw Lab
  • Milledgeville State Hospital
  • Plant Harley
  • State Mental Hospital
  • West Point Stevens
  • Woolen Mill

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Milledgeville, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Milledgeville, 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: 80.0 miles


1835 Savoy Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Distance: 82.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Milledgeville, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Milledgeville, 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: 80.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Milledgeville, 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.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

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