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Hudson Historical Photo Galleries


A fishing village was established by Bill Lang and several area families by 1874. Four years later, Isaac and Amanda Hudson along with their eleven children arrived in a caravan of covered wagons. Their son, John Hudson, became the first postmaster in 1882 and Hudson became the name of the town.

The railroad between Brooksville and Hudson was completed in 1904. The train served the timber and turpentine industries in Hudson and provided Brooksville with access to the Gulf.

Victor “Bud” Clark began digging canals in 1956 for the homes of Hudson Beach Estates. In 1960 the Public Beach opened.

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