Hurtsboro is a town in Russell County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 592. It was founded in 1857 as Hurtsville and named for Joel Hurt, Sr. (whose son, Joel Hurt, was an important developer of Atlanta, Georgia). A railroad spur from Columbus, Georgia was completed the next year and in 1883 the town name was changed to Hurtsboro. The town is part of the Columbus, Georgia-Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.