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West Point, Georgia

Located in the heart of the Southeast, the city of West Point can be found on the banks of the Chattahoochee River just downstream from West Point Lake. West Point was incorporated originally as the town of Franklin in 1831; however, the name was changed to West Point in 1832 to avoid mail confusion with an adjacent town also named “Franklin”. West Point was an early and important trading post that thrived off its prime location on the east bank of the Chattahoochee River. Soon after West Point’s incorporation, construction of the Western and Atlantic railroad commenced which further boosted population growth and economic expansion.

In 1868, West Point Iron Works, now known as West Point Foundry, was established and eventually expanded to include an ice plant, oil mill, industrial supply shop, foundry, machine shop, blacksmith operation and construction business. The late 19th and early 20th centuries brought about the founding of other major companies including West Point Paper Mill and Pepperell. West point earned the reputation of the greatest textile mill town of the Southeast. Together these companies provided jobs for generations of families in West Point, sometimes even employing three generations simultaneously.

The Flood Control Act of 1962 initiated construction of West Point Dam, a valuable project that provides water storage for navigation on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Waterway. 1962 also marked a historic year for a West Point construction company, Batson-Cook Company, when they built the company’s first high-rise building in Atlanta. While the textile mill industry has moved abroad and closed many plants in West Point, the economy received a major enhancement in 2010 when Kia Motors opened their first North American manufacturing plant in town. Since Kia’s opening, downtown West Point is booming and businesses are reopening. Kia is responsible for generating 20,000 new jobs in the West Point area.

An active manufacturing industry, combined with the area’s construction projects, puts workers at risk in West Point. Employees who worked in these industries, where asbestos products were used, have a possibility of developing malignant mesothelioma, a type of asbestos disease.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in West Point

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

  • Batson-Cook Company
  • Georgia Alabama Supply Company
  • Lanett Bleachery & Dye Works
  • Lanett Cotton Mills
  • Pepperell
  • Schnedl-Jones Company
  • Valley Electric Company
  • West Point Foundry
  • West Point Manufacturing Company
  • West Point Paper Mill
  • West Point Power House

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near West Point, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of West Point, 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: 87.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near West Point, Georgia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of West Point, 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 West Point, 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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