Hudson has long been recognized as a town that actively protects its significant historical heritage. Settled in 1799 by David Hudson’s band of settlers from Goshen, Connecticut, it has been a town of many ‘firsts’ during its 200 years of existence. It was the first settlement in what is now Summit County, and had the first frame house in the county, the first church, the first school, the first post office, the first newspaper, and the first college in the 12 county region that comprises the Western Reserve. A marker on the Village Green commemorates Hudson’s participation in the Underground Railroad.

More information can be found at Destination Hudson and on the City of Hudson website.