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Greenwood, Mississippi

The City of Greenwood, Mississippi is located on the eastern Mississippi Delta, where the Tallahatchie and Yalobusha Rivers join to form the Yazoo River. Incorporated in 1844, this "Cotton Capital of the World" is home to the second largest U.S. cotton exchange, and its historic "Cotton Row" district is still a thriving business center. Since 1989, the Viking Range Corporation has been headquartered in Greenwood, and has expanded to include the Viking Cooking School and the Alluvian Hotel and Spa, which is housed in the restored 1917 Hotel Irving. Greenwood also hosts several stops on the Mississippi Blues Trail, including the site of B.B. King's first live radio performance. Restaurants, specialty shops, a farmer’s market and festivals such as the River to the Rails Arts and Music Festival are among the many attractions available to visitors.

Greenwood was founded in 1830 as a trading post, but the rich Delta soil made it ideal for cotton growing, which quickly grew to dominate Greenwood's industry. Although the Civil War took a harsh toll on Greenwood's cotton-based economy, the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s and a bumper crop of cotton in 1894 brought the trade back to the fore. In 1921, Oscar Bledsoe and a group of local growers founded the Staple Cotton Cooperative Association to more fairly and effectively market their cotton. As of 2003, Staplecotn Cooperative represented members in 43 states. In 1906, Greenwood's second-largest employer, Greenwood Leflore Hospital, was founded by the King's Daughters' Society in a refurbished private home. A new hospital was constructed in 1918, and its replacement in 1956. Other Greenwood businesses of long standing include a Coca-Cola bottling works, and Delta Machine Works, both dating from the 1920s. In recent years, Greenwood has established a new cash crop, farm-raised catfish. Delta Correctional Facility, a privately-operated corrections facility, is also located in Greenwood.

Greenwood, Mississippi has a legacy of industry and historic buildings that makes asbestos exposure a concern for workers. Workers and their loved ones who have been exposed to asbestos may be a risk for asbestos cancer. If you were diagnosed with asbestos cancer in Greenwood, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Greenwood

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

  • Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
  • Electric Light and Water Plant
  • General Electric
  • Greenwood Electric Lt and Water
  • Greenwood Leflore Hospital
  • Greenwood Power Plant
  • Greenwood Utilities Company
  • Henderson Generating Station
  • Henderson Power Plant
  • Mid-South Insulation Company
  • New Power Plant
  • U.S. Gypsum
  • Wright Station

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Greenwood, Mississippi

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


2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

Distance: 84.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Greenwood, Mississippi

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

Dr. Pierre E. De Delva
University of Mississippi Medical Center Mississippi Cancer Registry
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216

Distance: 84.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Greenwood, Mississippi

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