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Danville, Virginia

Danville is an independent city found in south-central Virginia and is known as the “City of Churches”, with more churches per square mile than any other city in the state. Danville was the last capital of the Confederate States of America and was formerly home to Dan River Industries, one of the world’s largest textile mills. On February 17, 1830, a charter for the town was drawn up but by the time of its issue, the population exceeded the prearranged boundaries and a new charter was issued in 1833.

Danville’s history is full of enterprising citizens who helped the city establish a solid economy. By the 20th century, six innovative citizens founded Riverside Cotton Mills, the largest single-mill textile facility of the time. In 1909, Riverside Cotton Mills merged with Dan River Power & Manufacturing Company to form Dan River, Inc. Dan River Mill manufactured apparel fabrics and home fashion products, such as bedding, and is best known for the bed-in-a-bag concept. Over the years, Dan River’s apparel fabric was sold to Brooks Brothers, Liz Claiborne, and L.L. Bean but in recent times, the shift in global economy resulted in the closing of the mill. Gujarat Heavy Chemicals bought Dan River and transferred the remainder of production overseas. Danville also housed many tobacco companies such as Dorrell Bros Tobacco Company and Virginia Tobacco. Current top employers in the area are Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Averett University, Nestle, and Danville Regional Medical Center.

We have confirmed that Danville has a number of jobsites where exposure to asbestos occurred. Individuals who were exposed to asbestos containing materials may be at risk to develop a potentially malignant cancer, called mesothelioma. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma doctors and cancer centers located near Danville, Virginia. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Danville, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Danville

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

  • City of Danville Va Electric Light Department
  • Collins Granite Company
  • Dan River Inc.
  • Dan River Power and Manufacturing Company
  • Danville Laundry Company
  • Danville Railway and Electric Company
  • Drorell Bros Tobacco Company
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Tobacco Warehousing and Trading Company
  • Virginia Tobacco

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Danville, Virginia

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Danville, Virginia. 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: 55.4 miles


101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Distance: 50.7 miles


2424 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Distance: 53.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Danville, Virginia

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

Dr. David H. Harpole, Jr.
Duke Cancer Institute
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 403
Durham, NC 27705

Distance: 48.3 miles

Dr. Edward A. Levine
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157

Distance: 55.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Danville, Virginia

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

West Virginia University Receiving $730,000 for Cancer Moonshot Program

West Virginia University will receive $730,000 as part of Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Learn more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

Staunton Courthouse Reopens Post Asbestos Removal

The Staunton Courthouse has reopened, but asbestos abatement on the third floor still needs to be completed.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

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