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Asheville, North Carolina

Originally named Morristown, the city of Asheville is the largest city in western North Carolina and serves as county seat of Buncombe County. The county seat was appointed in 1793, and was established on a plateau where two Indian trails crossed. In 1797, Morristown became an incorporated city and was renamed Asheville after North Carolina Governor, Samuel Ashe.

Since its early days, Asheville's location in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the Swannanoa River and French Broad River attracted settlers to the area. By the late 19th century, Western North Carolina Railroad, Richmond and Danville Railroad Company, and Southern Railway reached the city. The railroads led to a boom in Asheville's textile and business flourished with companies like Enka Textile Mill and Asheville Cotton Mills leading the way. Petroleum businesses operated facilities in Asheville as well, including Humble Oil & Refinery and Asheville Oil Company. Today, Asheville's economy is supported by the major industries of manufacturing, healthcare, and tourism. Largest employers in the area are Buncombe County Schools, Ingles Markets, and Mission Health System.

Use of asbestos containing products has been an issue in Asheville for many years. Workers exposed to asbestos products in the manufacturing and industrial settings may at risk to develop mesothelioma, a form of cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you are looking for a mesothelioma doctor, scroll down to see a list of those located in and around Asheville. Additionally, you should know that asbestos law firms represent people from Asheville who were exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Asheville

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

  • Alexander Perry Construct
  • American Enka Corp
  • Asheville Cotton Mills
  • Asheville Electric Company
  • Asheville Steel Company Incorporated
  • Beacon Manufacturing
  • Biemann and Rowell Company
  • Boling Chair Company
  • Carolina Power and Light
  • Carolina Truck & Body Company
  • Champion Paper Company
  • Citizens Heating Company
  • Citizens Heating Company
  • Colonial Baking Company
  • Drexel Enterprises
  • Drexel Furniture
  • Enka Textile Mill
  • Farnam Manufacturing Company
  • General Services Administration
  • Girmes of America
  • Gordon Furniture Company R & S
  • Hicks Corp
  • Hicks Corp
  • Humble Oil & Refinery
  • Hyatt Electric Company Incorporated
  • Inka High School
  • Inka Rayon Plant
  • Kearfott Inc
  • Moser Plumbing Company
  • Public Service Company of Nc
  • R & E Gordon Furniture Company
  • Rogers Plumbing & Heating
  • S.K.F. Industries, Incorporated
  • Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries Inc
  • Skf Inc
  • Skyland Powerhouse
  • Southern Bell Telephone Company
  • Storage Supply Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Asheville, North Carolina

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

Dr. Spence McCachren
Thompson Oncology Group
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916

Distance: 81.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Asheville, North Carolina

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