Hudson! Welcome to Wisconsin!
"First Exit when entering Wisconsin from Minnesota."
Hudson combines natural beauty, a clean environment, a healthy lifestyle and respect for both arts and architecture.
Whether it’s golfing, dining, boating, cross-county skiing, snow-tubing, antique hunting, or just relaxing at historic B&B’s or one of the several motels, Hudson welcomes you to the beautiful St. Croix Valley.
They say location is everything – and what could be better than a beautiful spot between the beautiful St. Croix River and the bluffs of western Wisconsin – all just 20 minutes east of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
Hudson was founded in the summer of 1840 by Louis Massey and Peter Bouchea. Massey and Bouchea settled at the mouth of the Willow River, now the vicinity of First and St. Croix Streets. The 1840s saw a few settlers making their appearance here -- Captain John Page, the Nobles brothers, Dr. Philip Aldrich, Ammah Andrews, Moses Perrin, Colonel James Hughes, Daniel Anderson and others.