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Located south of Lenoir, Hudson is kept vitally connected by both US 321 and US 321-A. The town was incorporated in 1905 and is named for the Hudson brothers, Monroe and Johnnie, who were among the first lumbermen in the area and became leaders of what was known as Hudsonville. The "ville" was dropped in 1889.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is one of Hudson's most recognizable landmarks from US 321. Hudson is home to many of the county's industrial leaders, such as Kincaid Furniture, Shurtape Technologies, Shuford Mills and Sealed Air Corporation. Hudson's downtown features a mix of mom-and-pop businesses and is a short drive to the Hudson Uptown Building, known locally as the HUB. This former renovated school building has become a favorite for community gatherings and Hudson's acclaimed annual dinner theatres.
A volunteer citizens group, the Hudson Community Development Association, sponsors several events throughout the year, such as the Butterfly Festival, annual March of the Cross, Easter Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Kiddie Car Parade, Memorial Day Service, Man and Women of the Year banquet, Thanksgiving Eve service, annual Tree Lighting Service, Christmas Parade, Pickin' in the Park music series, and New Year's Eve dance celebration.
Hudson is also well-known for its recreation programs. Hudson operates the McCreary Recreation and Fitness Center, which provides a variety of fitness and youth activities.
- Fire & Rescue (828) 728-3584
- Hudson Uptown Building (HUB) (828) 726-8871
- Parks and Recreation (828) 728-8272
- Police Department (828) 728-5021
- Post Office (828) 728-9421
Founding date: 1905
Services provided: Garbage and recycling, police department, fire department & recreation department
Town office: (828) 728-8272
550 Central Street
PO Box 457
Hudson, NC 28638