Introduction to Hudson, Wisconsin
Hudson, Wisconsin, in St Croix county, is 16 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota. The people of the city are in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.
The area now known as Hudson was first settled in 1840. The first settlers in the area were Louis Massey and Peter Bouchea. They were followed by Joseph Sauperson and William Steets. In the 1840s, a greater number of settlers began to arrive in the area. The first mayor of the community of Hudson was A. D. Gray. In 1852, he petitioned to change the community’s name to Hudson. The area was named because it reminded him of the Hudson River of New York.
Hudson and nearby Attractions
- Minnesota Museum of American Art
- Landmark Gallery
- Science Museum of Minnesota
- William O'Brien State Park
- Minnesota Children's Museum
- Kinnickinnic State Park
Things To Do In Hudson
While in Hudson, one can visit parks like the Willow River State Park, the Kinnickinnic State Park, Williams Park and the Sixth Street Historic District. Other notable nearby locations include The Phipps Center for the Arts, the Hudson Bowling Center, the Afton Historical Museum and the Afton State Park. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Troy Burne Golf Club. Churches in the area include the First Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Trinity Lutheran Church. Local festivals include the Winter Fest, held every January, and Booster Days, held every June.
Rochester International Airport is nearby.
Hudson Higher Education
The University of St. Thomas, Metropolitan State University and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls are the local centers of higher education.