Hurtsboro in Russell County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Joel Hurt House
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.
Erected 2007 by The Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Donna & Bryant McKee.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 Church Road, Hurtsboro AL 36860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 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); May 28th Celebration Battle and Antioch Communities (approx. 8˝ miles away); Uchee Chapel Methodist Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); Ramah Baptist Church & Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away); Spring Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 11.8 miles away); St. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurtsboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 5. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.