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Middleboro, Massachusetts

Middleboro, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1669 and is the second largest town by land area in the state. Middleboro has substantial wetlands areas, fed by a network of rivers, brooks, and ponds. The Taunton, Nemasket and Weweantic Rivers have shaped the local economy, providing power for industry, migratory routes for herring and alewife, and bogs that have made Middleboro "the cranberry capital of the world."

First settled in 1660, Middleboro was an industrial town almost from the beginning. Dams built along the Nemasket River in the 18th century produced waterpower for numerous businesses during the 18th and 19th centuries. A cotton mill operated near the Upper Factory dam from 1813 to 1867, when it was replaced by a shovel and hammer mill, which burned down in 1868. Another textile factory, the Star Mill Corporation, produced ladies' dress goods from 1863 until the 1920s. Subsequent tenants included an innersole company, a leather company and Winthrop-Atkins Co., manufacturer of desk calendars. When the calendar company decided to expand in 1965, a portion of the river was filled to create the needed land, and a new channel dug so as not to disturb the annual herring run. River power was even central to Middleboro's early electrical power industry. In 1893, the town acquired the Middleboro Gas & Electric Company. The power plant's two water-wheel-driven arc machines generated electricity for 103 streetlights, one 600 light alternator, and one 150 horsepower steam engine. The water power was not sufficient to operate the plant round the clock, and electricity was not available during daylight hours until about 1908. Middleboro's bogs are ideal for growing cranberries, one of three fruits native to North America. In 1930, a group of cranberry growers founded the Ocean Spray cooperative, which continues to produce a well-known line of cranberry-based beverages and snacks.  

Use of asbestos-containing materials for construction and renovation, especially of older buildings, may have put Middleboro workers at risk for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma information, including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Middleboro are listed at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Middleboro, you should also consider contacting an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Middleboro

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

  • Fernandez Super Market
  • Mayflower Bank
  • Mayflower School
  • Middleboro Brick
  • Middleboro Elementary School
  • Middleboro High School
  • Middleboro Housing
  • Middleboro Jr. High School
  • Middleboro Savings Bank
  • Middleboro School
  • Middleboro State Police Barracks
  • Middleboro Waste Treatment
  • Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog
  • School Street School

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Middleboro, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Middleboro, 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: 33.6 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 32.7 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 33.8 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 33.1 miles


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

Distance: 25.4 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 92.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Middleboro, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Middleboro, 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: 25.3 miles

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

Distance: 30.3 miles

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

Distance: 30.3 miles

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

Distance: 31.9 miles

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

Distance: 32.7 miles

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

Distance: 32.7 miles

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

Distance: 33.1 miles

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

Distance: 33.1 miles

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

Distance: 33.6 miles

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

Distance: 98.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Middleboro, 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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