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Silsbee, Texas

Situated on the edge of the piney woods region in southeast Texas, deep within the Big Thicket National Preserve, Silsbee, Texas is a city in and the commercial center of Hardin county. Silsbee is located about fifteen miles northeast of the Port of Beaumont on the Texas Gulf coast and is within driving distance of the Houston metropolitan area. Home to more than 6,000 residents, Silsbee offers a hometown ambience mixed with modern conveniences set in a natural environment. Some of the major attractions in Silsbee are the Ice House Museum, Kirby Hill House, Pelt Farm Museum, and Village Creek State Park.

In 1900, the Kirby Lumber Company was established. This business would eventually become the main employer and the pillar of the Silsbee economy. As the timber and railroad industry expanded around Silsbee, so did the number of small businesses. In 1906, Collier, N.A. Cravens and others established the Silsbee State bank. In the 1920's the Britton-Cravens Lumber company was formed and began selling lumber for the development of new homes and businesses in the Silsbee area. By the mid-1950s, new technology came to the timber industry when the Kirby Lumber Company put into operation the world's largest automated Southern Pine Mill. In 1960, Silsbee’s population grew to approximately 6,200 people and by the end of the 1970s, the city's population exceeded the 7,000. It was not until the 1980s that Silsbee would see its greatest loss of population coinciding with work force cutbacks at the Kirby Mill. Today, the mill is back in operation under Louisiana Pacific. Some of the major companies in Silsbee are Mead Westvaco, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, South Hampton Refinery and the Temple-Inland Mill in nearby Evadale.

Use of asbestos containing products was ubiquitous for years at many jobsites in Silsbee, Texas. Consequently, asbestos exposure has been an issue for workers and their loved ones. If you were exposed to asbestos in Silsbee and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Silsbee

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

  • Arco Polymers
  • Atlantic Richfield Company
  • E Teaxs Pulp&Paper Company
  • Eastex
  • Kirby Forest Industries, Inc.
  • Kirby Lumber Company
  • Telephone Building
  • Temple Eastex
  • Temple Inland Evadale Papermill
  • Temple Inland Forest Products
  • Westvaco Corp

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Silsbee, Texas

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


One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 87.2 miles


1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 87.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Silsbee, Texas

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

Dr. Anne Tsao
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 432
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 87.2 miles

Dr. Cesar A. Moran
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 0085
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 87.2 miles

Dr. David Sugarbaker
Baylor College of Medicine
The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop BCM 390
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 87.2 miles

Dr. Bryan Burt
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor Clinic
6620 Main Street, Suite 1325
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 87.2 miles

Dr. David Rice
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1489
Houston, TX 77030

Distance: 87.2 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Silsbee, Texas

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