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Franklin, Louisiana

Franklin is a city in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. Franklin is the parish seat, with a population of about 8,300 in a 10.5 square mile area. Founded in 1808 and incorporated in 1820, this community on the banks of Bayou Teche soon became a notable sugar producer. Today, sugar remains a valuable industry in Franklin, which also produces carbon black, oil and seafood. Representative employers include Sterling Sugars, Inc., Franklin Foundation Hospital, and Cabot Corporation. Franklin's downtown historic district contains more than 400 notable buildings, including elegant plantation homes with names such as Alice C, Caffery House and Bittersweet.

Franklin's early settlers included large numbers of Acadian and English. Sugar cane was an early and profitable crop, and plantations and refineries sprung up along Bayou Teche. The Sterling Sugar Refinery was established in 1807, and acquired by Sterling Sugar Railway Company in 1902. The refinery expanded over the years, and today operates as Sterling Sugars, Inc. The processed sugar was transported by steamboat, and later by railroad, leading to industrial development away from the waterfront as well. Among the sugar operations in Franklin in the early 20th century were Belle View Plantation Company, Oak Bluff Planting & Manufacturing Company, Forster & Forster, Columbia Sugar Company and Franklin Sugar Company. Other Franklin companies established in the 20th century include Bayou Tractor Company and oyster packers Ameripure Processing Company. Franklin Supply, founded in 1948 as Franklin Cigar and Tobacco, is a wholesale convenience store supplier. Today, while sugar is still a key commodity in Franklin, the economic mix also includes oil and gas production, healthcare and tourism.

Franklin's history of heavy industry and construction makes asbestos exposure a concern for workers and their loved ones. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Franklin at the bottom of the page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Franklin, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Franklin

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

  • Alice C. Factory
  • Cabot Carbon Company
  • Cabot Corporation
  • Calumet
  • Columbia Sugar Company
  • Columbian Carbon Company
  • Columbian Chemicals
  • Franklin Power Plant
  • Franklin Sugar Manufacturing Company
  • Iberia State Team Track
  • Leona Lee Corporation
  • P. R. Insulation, Ltd.
  • Shadyside Company Ltd
  • South Coast Corporation
  • Sterling Sugar and Railway Company
  • Sterling Sugar Company
  • Underwood Short and Bell
  • Underwood, Short and Reeves
  • United Carbon

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Franklin, Louisiana

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


Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 89.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Franklin, Louisiana

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

Dr. W. Charles Conway, II
Ochsner Cancer Institute
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 89.9 miles

Dr. Brian L. Pettiford
Ochsner Cancer Institute
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121

Distance: 89.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Franklin, Louisiana

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

Asbestos Found in New Orleans Courthouse

Asbestos was recently discovered in the Orleans Parish criminal courthouse, causing it to shut down while contractors remove it. Read more at Mesothelioma.com.

Avondale Shipyard Being Sued By Former Employee For Asbestos-Related Disease

Former employee of ten years at Avondale Shipyard is suing the company for damages from asbestos exposure, which has led to silicosis disease.

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