PEEKING INTO THE PAST — Bus service in Albemarle

Published 9:05 am Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Bus service was in Albemarle as early as the mid-1910s.

The earliest location of a bus station that I could find doesn’t appear until the
mid-1920s next to the Alameda Theatre. It is unclear, but it may have briefly been located at Five Points for a short while before moving to one of the Central Hotel store locations in early 1927.

By the late-30s the station had relocated back to North Second. Around 1940 until the mid-50s, a station was on East Main across from the current library
and then it moved to South Second where Breakfast Nook is today.

The last station I could find was in the early 1970s on West Main Street and
Harris Street.

Please contact me at if you know additional history of local bus services.

Thanks to Stan Rogers for sharing this photo of his father’s hat.

{Lewis P. Bramlett – Stanly County Historical Society}