Jared S. Hurd was an explorer and surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway surveys.
He arrived in California via Panama. He did some mining in Nevada before becoming involved in the land surveying department of Washington Territory. His father, Davis Hurd was an engineer in Niagara County, New York.
- Jared S. Hurd Letters. Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University 
- Olson Engineering Washington State Surveyors Database