Variant names were "Hurricane Bayou" and "Tensaw Station". A post office called Hurricane Bayou was established in 1877, the name was changed to Hurricane in 1895, and the post office closed in 1962. The community was named for the fact a hurricane had struck the area.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hurricane
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 65.
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