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Franklin, Virginia

The city of Franklin is located in southeastern Virginia and is home to approximately 8,000 people. The Blackwater River runs along the eastern boundary of the city and has played an important role in the industrialization of the community over the years. In March of 1876, Franklin officially became an incorporated city of Virginia.

Franklin’s humble beginnings can be traced back to the 1830s, when the area served as a railroad stop along the Blackwater River. Direct access to the river allowed goods to be transported to and from the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. The 20th century brought considerable growth to Franklin when three local brothers purchased a saw mill and began operating under the name of Camp Manufacturing Company. Camp Manufacturing produced lumber, brown packaging paper, and bleached paper, and during the 1950s, the company merged with Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation. After the merger, the company was locally known as “Union Camp”. The corporation thrived in Franklin until 1999, when it was acquired by International Paper. Other businesses attracted to Franklin over the years include Hercules Powder Company and Western Craft Corporation.

For many years, asbestos containing products were frequently used at manufacturing, industrial, and construction sites such as those found in Franklin. Workers exposed to asbestos have the possibility of developing mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you are looking for mesothelioma cancer centers, scroll down to see a list of those located near Franklin. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma attorneys may be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Franklin.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Franklin

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

  • Camp Manufacturing Company
  • Chesapeake Camp Corporation
  • Comp. Manufacturing Company
  • Dominion Energy Inc
  • Franklin Paper Mill
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • International Paper
  • Nbr Recovery Boiler
  • Radford Arsenal
  • Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
  • Union Camp Manufacturing Company
  • Western Craft Corporation

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Franklin, Virginia

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


401 College Street
Richmond, VA 23298

Distance: 65.3 miles


Lake Wright Cancer Care Center of Virginia
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502

Distance: 43.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Franklin, 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.

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