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Vicksburg, Mississippi

Asbestos Exposure in Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg, with a population of just fewer than 26,500, is the seat of Warren County, Mississippi, and its only city. Strategically located on the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers, Vicksburg was a significant shipping hub during the 19th century, transporting goods and travelers by riverboat and by railroad. Today, Vicksburg's steamboats carry vacationers rather than cotton, and the city celebrates its heritage with a series of riverfront murals painted on the floodwalls in the downtown area. Tourism has become a key component in Vicksburg's economy, with attractions including riverboat casinos, historic antebellum mansions, and the Vicksburg National Military Park, which features numerous monuments and artifacts of the Civil War.

Founded in 1811, Vicksburg was a commercial center early on, and incorporated as a city in 1825. River travel was a treacherous business, thanks to underwater hazards (including the wrecks of other riverboats) and the danger of explosion and fire on steam-powered boats. As a result, the Vicksburg and Clinton Railroad was organized in 1831, and by 1846, the renamed Vicksburg & Meridian Railroad ran the length of the state from Memphis to New Orleans. Because of its status as a transport nexus, Vicksburg was a key target of Union forces during the Civil War, and the site of a 47-day siege. Several of the antebellum homes that survived did so because they were used as field hospitals. In 1876, floods destroyed the railroad terminal and relocated the riverfront away from Vicksburg. A lengthy diversion project undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers reinstated Vicksburg as a river port in 1903. In the 20th century, the city has attracted some industry, such as the Vicksburg Chemical Company, and a Coca-Cola bottling plant, but in recent years has focused more on cultural and historic tourism, and casino gambling for revenue.

Vicksburg's ongoing history of industry and architectural preservation put it in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer, including mesothelioma. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located in or near Vicksburg at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Vicksburg, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Vicksburg

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

  • Advance Gin and Mill Company
  • Baxter Wilson Plant
  • Baxter Wilson Steam Electric
  • City of Vicksburg Water Works
  • Entergy Mississippi Inc
  • George F Houston and Company
  • Grand Gulf Construction
  • Houston Brothers
  • Hudson Hardwood Flooring Company
  • Illinois Central Railroad Company
  • International Paper Company
  • Mississippi Power and Light Company
  • Potasium Nitrate Plant
  • Redwood Plant
  • Refuge Cotton Oil Company
  • Southern Dredging
  • Southwest Potash Corporation
  • Spencer Chemical Company
  • Vicksburg Chemical Company
  • Vicksburg Ice Company
  • Vicksburg Laundry and Cleaners
  • Vicksburg Light and Power Company
  • Vicksburg Mill
  • Vicksburg Railway and Light Company
  • Vicksburg Reg. Light Company
  • Warren County Court House
  • White High School

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Vicksburg, Mississippi

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Vicksburg, 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: 41.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Vicksburg, Mississippi

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Vicksburg, 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: 41.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Vicksburg, 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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