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Johnson City, Tennessee

Situated west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Johnson City, Tennessee is in Carter, Sullivan, and Washington counties, with most of the city in Washington County. It is also the principal city of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area. With an estimated population of 63,000, Johnson City is one Tennessee's largest cities.

Founded in 1856 by Henry Johnson as a railroad station called "Johnson's Depot", Johnson City quickly became a significant rail hub for the southeast, as three railway lines crossed in the downtown area. In 1869, "Johnson's Depot" was incorporated by the State of Tennessee as Johnson City, Tennessee. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Johnson City served as headquarters for the narrow gauge East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad (the ET&WNC, nicknamed "Tweetsie") and the standard gauge Clinchfield Railroad. Johnson City grew rapidly as railroad and mining activities flourished. During the 1920s, Johnson City's ties to Appalachian Mountains bootlegging earned the city the nickname of "Little Chicago". For more than a century, Johnson City, rich in tradition, heritage, and hospitality, has been the center for tourism and business in northeastern Tennessee. Johnson City is home to the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Freedom Hall, the Carnegie Hotel, and East Tennessee State University (formerly named East Tennessee State College), one of the city's top employers.

Johnson City, Tennessee has a number of jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred during much of the 20th century, thus putting workers and loved ones at risk for developing mesothelioma cancer, an asbestos-related disease. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma oncologists located in or near Johnson City at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Johnson City and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Johnson City

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

  • American Hospital Supply Corp
  • Best Manufacturing Company
  • East Tennessee State College
  • Empire Furniture Company
  • General Shale Products Corp
  • Harris Manufacturing Company
  • Klopman Mills
  • Model Mill Company
  • National Home For D.V.S.
  • Pharmaseal Laboratories
  • Pharmaseal Manufacturing Company
  • South Railroad Team Track
  • Tennessee Eastern Electric Company
  • Tennessee Tank Company
  • Watauga Electric Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Johnson City, Tennessee

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

Dr. Edward R. Setser
UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center
750 Morton Blvd.
Hazard, KY 41701

Distance: 79.9 miles

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

Distance: 90.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Johnson City, Tennessee

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