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Safe Bus Company

 
 
Safe Bus Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
1. Safe Bus Company Marker
Inscription. The Safe Bus Company was chartered in 1926, when several small "jitney" services merged their operations to better serve Winston-Salem's African-American citizens. With the motto "safety and service," Safe Bus Company eventually employed more than 80 drivers and carried 8,000 passengers a day, earning the distinction of being the largest African-American -owned and -operated transportation business in the world. In 1972, Safe Bus Company was purchased by the Winston-Salem Transit Authority. Founders of the Safe Bus Company: John M. Adams, Elliot A. Davis, George I. Dillahunt, Jefferson H. Hairston, Elijah T. Miller, Joseph Miller, Harvey F. Morgan, Ralph R. Morgan, Charlie R. Peebles, George Ragsdale, Clarence T. Woodland
 
Erected 2011 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
 
Location. 36° 5.99′ N, 80° 14.74′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is on W. 5th St., on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Between N.Liberty and Trade Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downtown North Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); O'Hanlon's Office Building
Safe Bus Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
2. Safe Bus Company Marker
(about 500 feet away); First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina (about 600 feet away); Our Confederate Dead (about 600 feet away); The Forsyth County Men (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winston-Salem Rotary Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Honorable Willie Jones of Halifax (approx. 0.2 miles away); Symbol of Service (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker Program. (Submitted on January 25, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Marker Program page (pdf). (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
Safe Bus Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
3. Safe Bus Company Marker
Safe Bus Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
4. Safe Bus Company Marker
Safe Bus Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, January 25, 2012
5. Safe Bus Company Marker
Modern bus station at same site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 986 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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