Joel Hurt: Businessman And Wipher

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Joel Hurt was a businessman and developer in Atlanta. He was born on July 31, 1850, in Hurtsboro, Alabama, to Lucy Apperson Long and Joel Hurt. He attended the university of Georgia after being in Auburn Methodist College in Auburn, Alabama for a year. He later married Annie Bright Woodruff, and they had six children. Joel Hurt was an inventor, entrepreneur, builder, banker, engineer and railroad man. He was responsible for the first electric streetcar in Atlanta, many banks, and Inman Park.Hurt moved to Atlanta in 1875 to form an insurance firm with his brother Elisha Fletcher. James H. Low replaced Elisha Fletcher after he left to new york. Joel Hurt was famous for construction three buildings in Atlanta. Those buildings included the Atlanta
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