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Welcome to Hudson ...

The town of Hudson is located in Caldwell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hudson has a population of 3,716 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hudson.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Hudson: Named after Monroe and Johnny Hudson, early settlers in this area.

The town of Hudson was previously named Hudsonville.

Hudson is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hudson lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Hudson is located in the (828) area code.

The ZIP code for Hudson: 28638<4>

Websites for Hudson ...

Official Website: www.ci.hudson.nc.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hudson had an population of 3,716 people. This is a decrease of 1.59% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hudson had a population of 3,776 people. This makes Hudson the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Hudson represents 0.04% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 167th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,776 people, the population of Hudson increased 22.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,078 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hudson.

Communities Also Named Hudson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 45 communities that are also named Hudson - they are located in Alabama (2), California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico (2), New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hudson.

Communities near Hudson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hudson.

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Hudson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lenoir [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir
    • Lenoir [Caldwell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Hudson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,911 people
    • Former name for Lenoir:
    • Tucker's Barn
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir<6>
  • Morganton [Burke County]
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    • Morganton [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Hudson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<6>
  • Newton [Catawba County]
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    • Newton [Catawba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Hudson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,224 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Conover [Catawba County]
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      • Conover [Catawba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Hudson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,573 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conover<6>
    • Long View [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Hudson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
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      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Hudson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<6>
    • Valdese [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdese
      • Valdese [Burke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Hudson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,407 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valdese have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdese
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdese<6>
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
      • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Hudson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Hudson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hudson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hudson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hudson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hudson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hudson. See our Newspapers Page for Hudson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hudson ...

Looking for more information about Hudson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hudson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hudson.

Adding Hudson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hudson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hudson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hudson on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hudson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hudson: www.ci.hudson.nc.us/

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Caldwell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hudson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hudson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Hudson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hudson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hudson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hudson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HudsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hudson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8457, Longitude: -81.4937    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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