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Mount Vernon, Ohio

The City of Mount Vernon is the county seat of Knox County, Ohio. The Kokosing River runs through the 8.4 square mile city, which has a current population of 16,990. Mount Vernon is largely residential and actively promotes its quality of life. Many historic buildings have been restored, including the B&O Railroad Depot, a 1.5-story Richardsonian Romanesque train station built in 1907. Major employers include Owens Corning, Ariel Corporation and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Kokosing Gap Trail provides 14 miles of paved trail on a disused railroad bed.

Mount Vernon was founded in 1805, three years before the organization of Knox County. The community grew slowly at first, with industrial development increasing in the late 19th century along with the advent of the railroads. In 1895, the C. and G. Cooper Company organized as a maker of steam engines. After the turn of the century, the company switched to making compressors, and became Cooper-Bessemer Corporation following a 1929 merger. Renamed Cooper Industries in 1965, the company sold its Mount Vernon operation to Rolls Royce, which operates it as Rolls Royce Energy Systems division. Mount Vernon businesses made important contributions during World War II. The Shellmar Products Company received an Army-Navy "E" Production Award in 1944. Shellmar, which opened its Mount Vernon plant in 1934, made protective packaging materials - cellophane, pliofilm, foil, glassine, etc. - used on food and equipment being shipped overseas. The company was bought by Continental Can in the early 1950s, and later acquired by American National Can which closed the Mount Vernon Plant in the 1990s.

Mount Vernon has a history of manufacturing and commercial construction over a period of time when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Asbestos exposure is a concern for workers, who may be at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma cancer centers in and around Mount Vernon are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Mount Vernon, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Mount Vernon

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

  • C and G Cooper Company
  • C and S Cooper Company
  • Chattanooga Glass Company
  • Cooper Bessemer
  • Cooper Energy Serv
  • Kelsey-Hayes
  • Mount Vernon Railway and Light Company
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass
  • Shellmar Products Company
  • Stone Container Corp

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Mount Vernon, Ohio

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

300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Distance: 37.8 miles

11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Distance: 91.0 miles

2010 East 90th Street
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 88.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Mount Vernon, Ohio

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

Dr. David P. Carbone
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
The James–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
300 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Distance: 37.8 miles

Dr. Nathan Pennell
The Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mail Code R30
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 88.2 miles

Dr. James Stevenson
Cleveland Clinic/Taussig Cancer Institute
Mail Code R35
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Distance: 88.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Mount Vernon, Ohio

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