Before being incorporated into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1866, Hudson was settled as part of now-neighboring Marlborough. The town, which is home to a population of just over 19,000 in its 11.8 square mile area, boasts a rich history. After World War II, the population in Hudson doubled, in what was once known as a “shoe town,” with over 17 factories producing shoes, the last of which ended in 1968.
Today, residents can live in the Silas Felton Hudson Historic District, or enjoy the Assabet River and Lake Boon areas. Hudson is accessible by Routes 495, 290,85, and 62. Hudson borders Bolton, Stow, Marlborough, Sudbury, and Berlin.