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Hurtsboro in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Joel Hurt House

 
 
Joel Hurt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
1. Joel Hurt House Marker
Inscription.
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The home was built in 1857 by the founder of Hurtsboro, Joel Hurt, Sr. (1813-1861) and his wife, Lucy Long Hurt (1822-1915). Their saw mill, constructed near Hurtsboro Creek, provided lumber for the home and surrounding community. With the addition of the Mobile & Girard Railroad, the town of Hurtsboro was established and flourished. One of the Hurt's eleven children, Joel Hurt, Jr. (1850-1926) resided here as a child and later played a major role in the architectural development of Atlanta, Georgia. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
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This one story Greek Revival asymmetrical structure presents an expansive front porch with nine columns and a connecting north porch with three columns. The home received significant updating and Edwardian decoration in 1906 including the ornate varnished entrance portal with double doors. An elegant central hallway features pressed tin covered ceiling and walls accented with paired ionic wood columns on paneled bases connected by carved wood valences. The home was fully renovated in 2002 while preserving its unique charm and architecture.
 
Erected 2007
Joel Hurt House Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
2. Joel Hurt House Marker (reverse)
by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Donna & Bryant McKee.
 
Location. 32° 14.424′ N, 85° 24.709′ W. Marker is in Hurtsboro, Alabama, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Road and Railroad Street (County Route 20), on the right when traveling north on Church Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Church Road, Hurtsboro AL 36860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Family (a few steps from this marker); Hurtsboro United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Uchee / Good Hope Baptist Church, Uchee (approx. 8.3 miles away); Uchee Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery (approx. 12 miles away); Midway Baptist Church (approx. 12.7 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away); First Baptist Missionary Church 1875 (approx. 13.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hurtsboro.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Joel Hurt House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
3. Joel Hurt House
Joel Hurt House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2013
4. Joel Hurt House
Joel Hurt image. Click for full size.
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5. Joel Hurt
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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