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Belmont, North Carolina

Belmont, North Carolina is a small city located approximately 15 miles west of Charlotte in the southern Piedmont region. Named in honor of a prominent New York banker, August Belmont, the city has grown to over 10,000 since its incorporation in 1895. Current large employers in Belmont include Carolina Healthcare System, Duke Power Company, and Wells Fargo.

Belmont's location on the Catawba River and South Fork Catawba River attracted settlement as early as 1750, when the Dutch began to settle the area. Belmont's population expanded and railroads were constructed; by the turn of the century, Belmont was a prospering textile community. Stowesville Mill and Chronicle Mills were among the first three cotton mills in operation in Gaston County, marking the beginning of Belmont's development into a textile center. In 1904, Catawba Power Company built the Catawba Dam and Power Plant, creating what is now Lake Wylie. The plant was subsequently owned and operated by Southern Power Company before being turned over to its current owner, Duke Power. Duke Power Company operates both the Catawba Nuclear Generating Station and Allen Steam Station. A once thriving textile industry has now left the area as most jobs are overseas. Though it is still used, Belmont's motto "The City of Diversified Textiles" is no longer significant to the modern day community.

For many years, use of asbestos containing products has been an issue for Belmont as a result of the city's longstanding manufacturing and industrial history. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk to develop mesothelioma, a type of cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma cancer centers located near Belmont at the bottom of this page. Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Belmont and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Belmont

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

  • Acme Mills
  • Allen Power Plant
  • Belmont Hosiery Mills, Inc.
  • Belmont Power Plant
  • Chronicle Mills
  • Dixon Ford
  • Duke Power Company
  • Hatch Hosiery
  • Piedmont Processing Company
  • Spectrum Dyed Yarns
  • Stowe Manufacturing

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Belmont, North Carolina

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

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 76.6 miles

Lexington Medical Park 2
146 North Hospital Drive
Suite 400
West Columbia, SC 29169

Distance: 84.9 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Belmont, North Carolina

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Belmont, 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. Edward A. Levine
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 76.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Belmont, 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.

Asbestos Related News in North Carolina

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