A sawmill was erected in 1855 near what would become the Hudson area. About ten years later, a small store was opened near the mill, and these were the first business enterprises here. The town was originally named North Benton, and the first store and post office opened in North Benton in 1868. To avoid mail confusion with Benton, a town to the west, North Benton was renamed Hudson in 1875 and was incorporated in 1892.
We hope you will visit Hudson and talk to our realtors. You’ll be charmed by this rural area with its beautiful lakes, farmland, forests, and open fields. It’s a great area to enjoy what nature has to offer. Let us show you around with a tour of houses available on the real estate market. We can show you homes built decades ago or homes built recently, homes that are expensive or affordable, and homes that are roomy or comfortable and cozy. Give us a call – we would be happy to talk to you about your real estate needs.
Located north of State Road 4 approximately one mile west of Interstate 69 in northeastern Indiana, Hudson is dubbed "America's Greatest Little Town." Quiet streets where neighbors know neighbors and a slower pace of life bring peace to her residents. This is a great place to relax on your porch after a long day at work or host an impromptu barbecue for everyone on your block.
Some of the homes in these neighborhoods are currently for sale, and we would love to show them to you. Let us help you find the perfect home.
Located in downtown Hudson, Gangster's Grille offers fine dining in the atmosphere of days gone by. The restaurant is in a building that was once a bank robbed by the infamous John Dillinger in 1933. Gangster’s Grille is an awesome place to get together with friends to eat, drink, play pool, have a party, and just have fun. For a quick meal, look no further than Stroh Pizza and More. The restaurant offers breakfast, pizza, subs, ice cream, and much more. You’ll find great food, great service, great prices, and great company all wrapped together.
Diners can shop in specialty and discount stores in Hudson and nearby Angola. The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont are a short drive away. You’ll find more than fifty stores and eateries to satisfy your shopping and dining needs. Numerous special sales and events can be found throughout the year.
Steuben County has 101 lakes with Lake James being the second largest natural lake in the state. If you enjoy the outdoors, Pokagon State Park provides a multitude of activities including a beach for swimming, guided horse rides, a toboggan run, nature center, campsites, and an inn. Pigeon River Canoe-N-Camp offers a splashing good time on Pleasant Lake. From Hudson, you can also travel a few short hours and be in Detroit, Chicago, Toledo, or Indianapolis.
Through the years, Hudson has had a wide variety of businesses: wagon makers, blacksmiths, harness makers, dry goods, grocery stores, novelty store, and millinery shops. There has also been a shoe repair shop, a cabinet shop, hardware store, two livery stables, pool rooms, and taverns.
Hudson is surrounded by fertile fields where agricultural business has thrived since the beginning of the town’s history. Today, businesses like Courtright Farm, Smathers Farm, and Tompkins Farm carry on that tradition.
Almost half of the population of Hudson works in the manufacturing industry. Hudson Industries is a large employer located right in the town. Common industries other than agriculture and manufacturing include construction, administrative support, waste management services, retail trade, wholesale trade, and public administration. Trine University with its renowned engineering and business schools is a tremendous asset for businesses in the region as well as entrepreneurial ideas and activities.
The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County is a progressive school district serving students who live in Hudson and surrounding towns. Committed to excellence, the schools have received local, state, and national recognition for their achievements. All of the schools are accredited through AdvancED, which focuses on continuous improvement. The corporation is comprised of four elementary schools: Ryan Park, Pleasant Lake, Hendry Park, and Carlin Park as well as Angola Middle School and Angola High School.
Ryan Park serves Grades K-5 and serves the vast majority of rural areas of Steuben County. Steuben County borders the Michigan state line to the north and the Ohio state line to the east. Hendry Park and Carlin Park also serve Grades K-5 and are located in Angola, the county seat. Pleasant Lake Elementary School is located in the town of Pleasant Lake, four miles south of Angola. The school has its own beach on Pleasant Lake at the back of the property.
Angola Middle School is a school community that inspires the highest level of successful lifelong learners. Numerous options are available to Angola High School students including workplace studies, internships, and classes at Trine University’s Middle College. Students have the opportunity to graduate with several college credits and unique real-life experiences.