The City of Starkville is the county seat of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Home to Mississippi State University, this college town has a population of nearly 24,000. Starkville offers a mix of residential and commercial areas, including office parks, and historic districts of Victorian and 20th-century buildings. Top employers include furniture makers Flexsteel Industries, Inc., cable manufacturer Southwire Company, and Synergetics DCS, Inc., a technology services company. Starkville is also a Certified Retirement Community, and home to Oktibbeha County Hospital, in addition to an array of small businesses. Outdoor recreational opportunities include six city parks and the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, a 48,000-acre bird and wildlife refuge. An 1874 Mobile and Ohio Railroad depot houses the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.
Starkville was settled after 1830's Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, under which the native Choctaw people ceded lands for settlement. Originally called Boardtown, after the clapboards provided by a nearby sawmill, Starkville became a city and the county seat in 1835. Mississippi State University has been a dominant presence in Starkville since its founding in 1878. Established as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi, this land-grant college was intended to provide research and practical training in agricultural and engineering subjects, in addition to a liberal arts education. Today, MSU is Mississippi's largest university, with prominent programs in veterinary medicine, agricultural research and engineering. The John M. Stone Cotton Mill, built in 1901 and once the centerpiece of Starkville's Cotton District (along with a cottonseed oil mill and the Borden Milk Creamery), was acquired by MSU in 1965. Renamed the E.E. Cooley Building, the old mill building now houses the university's physical plant, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Starkville’s economic base in recent years has included an increased focus on tourism, emphasizing dining, shopping and cultural opportunities such as the Magnolia Film Festival and MSU sporting events.
Starkville's history of manufacturing and construction make asbestos exposure an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for mesothelioma, a cancer of the lungs. If you were exposed to asbestos in Starkville and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Starkville
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Starkville where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Chapel of Memories Mississippi State
- Cresswell Hall Mississippi State
- Dugger Hall
- Hamlin Hall Mississippi State
- Harned Hall
- Hathorn Hall
- Herbert Hall
- Hightower Hall
- Howell Agriculture Engineering
- John M Stone Cotton Mills
- Kincannon Hall Mississippi State University
- Mcarthur Hall
- Mckee Hall
- Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College
- Mississippi State University
- Rice Hall
- Sessums Hall
- Suttle Hall
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Starkville, 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.