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Attleboro, Massachusetts

Named after a town in England, Attleboro was originally formed from part of Rehoboth in 1694 and incorporated as the Town of Attleborough. The town of Attleborough included land which would later become the towns of Cumberland, Rhode Island (1747) and North Attleborough (1887). When Attleboro re-incorporated as a city in 1914, the last three letters were dropped from the name; North Attleborough kept the original spelling. Located in southeastern Massachusetts on a tributary of the Blackstone River, Attleboro shares a border with Pawtucket and Cumberland, Rhode Island. Attleboro currently has a population of nearly 43,000 and enjoys easy access to parks and conservation land as well as to nearby Providence and Boston.

Attleboro's location on the Ten Mile River and Bunguy River, as well as several brooks and ponds, made it well suited to textile and metal-working industries. The button- and jewelry-making industries had their start in 1780, with a small brassworks established in North Attleborough by a settler known as "the Frenchman." Textile mills soon followed, including the Attleborough Manufacturing Co. in 1809 and theAtherton Manufacturing Co. (later Hebron Manufacturing Co.) in 1812. Both of these companies built housing and other amenities for their workers, resulting in the neighborhoods of Dodgeville and Hebronville, respectively. By 1855, Attleboro's businesses included a manufacturer of power loom shuttles, two dozen button, medal and jewelry manufacturers, a newspaper, and an opera house. In 1898, a fire destroyed four acres of downtown Attleboro, resulting in the loss of more than a dozen businesses and factories and 1,500 jobs.

Entering the 20th century, Attleboro gained a wider reputation for jewelry manufacturing, notably through the L.G. Balfour Company, which opened in 1913. L.G. Balfour became a well-known manufacturer of college and military insignia and rings, helping to earn Attleboro the nickname, "The Jewelry Capital of the World." Also in 1913, a donated Victorian mansion was renovated to house the 15-bed Sturdy Memorial Hospital. In 1953, the LaSalette Shrine and seminary opened on the site of a former cancer sanatorium. Although L.G. Balfour moved its operations to Texas in 1996, several jewelry-related manufacturing firms remain. Attleboro is also home to four museums, a private Catholic high school, and a satellite branch of Bristol Community College, which currently occupies the former Texas Instruments site.

Attleboro's long tradition of metalworking and textile industries, along with more recent technology and chemical industries, means Attleboro workers and their families may have been exposed to asbestos, putting them at risk for several asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers in and around the city of Attleboro are listed at the bottom of this page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Attleboro

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

  • American Reenforced Paper Company
  • Attleboro Chain Company
  • Attleboro Manufacturing Company
  • Attleboro Refining
  • Attleboro Steam and Electric Company
  • Automatic Machine Product Company
  • D.E. Makepeace and Company
  • H.M. Williams and Company
  • Hebron Manufacturing Company
  • Maratahon Company
  • Metals and Controls, Inc.
  • Plastimold, Inc.
  • Saart Brothers Company
  • Sensata Technologies, Inc.
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Town of North Attleboro Wastewater Treatment Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Attleboro, Massachusetts

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


55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 31.5 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 29.7 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 31.3 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 29.7 miles


The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Distance: 8.6 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 72.7 miles


20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 94.9 miles


333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 95.0 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Attleboro, Massachusetts

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

Dr. David Ettensohn
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
73 Beechwood Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Distance: 6.8 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 13.8 miles

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 14.8 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 14.8 miles

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 29.7 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 29.7 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 29.7 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 29.7 miles

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 31.5 miles

Dr. Michael R. Grey
The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Distance: 78.9 miles

Dr. Jack A. Elias
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
Yale Internal Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 94.9 miles

Dr. Carrie Redlich
Yale School of Medicine
135 College Street, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06510

Distance: 94.9 miles

Dr. Frank C. Detterbeck
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
333 Cedar Street, WWW 205
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 95.0 miles

Dr. Michael Kashgarian
Yale Cancer Center
310 Cedar Street, LH B20
New Haven, CT 06520

Distance: 95.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Attleboro, Massachusetts

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

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