Hudson, towns, United States

Hudson. 1 Industrial town (2020 pop. 20,092), Middlesex co., E central Mass., on the Assabet River, in an apple-growing region; settled c.1699, inc. 1866. Manufactures include communications equipment, locks, chemicals, plastics, electronic and metal products, and semiconductors. 2 City (2020 pop. 25,394), Hillsborough co., S N.H., on the Merrimack River opposite Nashua; est. 1673 as part of Dunstable, Mass., included in New Hampshire as Nottingham West in 1746; name changed to Hudson in 1830. There are various industries, such as apparel and textiles, sheet-metal fabrication, and printing; however, the city's growth mainly is due to the establishment of high-technology computer industries and added housing developments in the area. 3 City (2020 pop. 5,894), seat of Columbia co., SE N.Y. on the Hudson River; settled c.1622 by the Dutch and later in 1783 by English whalers; inc. 1785. The city was a whaling and trading port until 1812. Its industries included textiles, furniture, cement, and metal products, but these are now largely gone; Hudson has become an antiques center. Many colonial and Revolutionary era homes are in the area. <4> City (2020 pop. 14,755), St. Croix co., SW Wis.; settled 1840. Located on the St. Croix River, it was a center of lumber production and related mills in the mid-19th century. In 1881, a rail line was established connecting the city with the Twin Cities and Chicago. The Phipps Center of the Arts is located there.

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