The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Hudson

(Including nearby Cajah's Mountain)

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Hudson, North Carolina

The Town of Hudson NC, incorporated in 1905, is located in Caldwell County approximately 15 miles noTown Seal Cajah's Mountain NCrth of Interstate 40 and was named after the Hudson brothers, Monroe and Johnnie, who were among the first lumber men in the area and became leaders of what was known as Hudsonville. The "ville" was dropped in 1889.
    The town has two parks: Redwood Park which features a beautiful playground with children's slides/activities, a swimming pool and several ball fields; and the Hickman Windmill Park which features the Hudson Railroad Depot Museum as well as a 100 year old windmill. Hudson is also home to South Caldwell High School and Caldwell Community College, which has a campus in Hudson with an enrollment of 4,000 students.
     Hudson started as a sawmill camp more than 100 years ago, and as the city grew textile and f
urniture industries played prominent roles in the economy. Hudson today is has a vibrant economy based on small business and tourism, and there are approximately 150 businesses currently established. Hudson is home to many of the county's industrial leaders, including Kincaid Furniture, Shurtape Technologies, Shurford Mills and Sealed Air Corporation.
  Caldwell County, known as the Furniture Capital of the South, is home to the "
20 Miles of Furniture" where numerous outlets and stores offer deep discounts. Located along or near a stretch of U.S. Highway 321 between Lenoir and Hickory, the area, which passes though Hudson, is a required destination for any serious shopper looking for furniture. 

.  Hudson's downtown features a mix of mom-and-pop businesses and is a short drive to the Hudson Uptown Building, known locally as the HUB. This former renovated school building has become a favorite for community gatherings and Hudson's acclaimed annual dinner theatres.
    Cajah’s Mountain, founded in 1983, is one of Caldwell County’s most popular residential communities. The town is located near Hudson and has seen recent expansion in residential growth along with commercial and industrial development.

 

Resources
City Website: Hudson
: Town Hall, 550 Central Street, Hudson N C 28638; 828-728-8272
Location:
Foothills, 11/2 hours east of Asheville
County:
Caldwell County: County Offices, 905 West Avenue NW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-757-1300
Elevation & Population:
1,263 feet, 3,000+
County Visitor/Welcome Center:
Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center,1909 Hickory Boulevard SE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-726-0616
County Chamber of Commerce:
Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, 1909 Hickory Boulevard SE, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-726-0616
Newspaper: News-Topic, 123 Pennton Avenue, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-7381
Movie Theatres: Carmike Westgate Twin, 1966 Morganton Boulevard SW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-758-9902
High School: South Caldwell High School, 7035 Spartan Drive, Hudson NC 28638; 828-396-2188
Colleges and Universities: Caldwell Community College, 2855 Hickory Boulevard, Hudson NC 28638; 828-726-2200
Hospitals: (Nearest) Caldwell Memorial Hospital, 321 Mulberry Street SW, Lenoir NC 28645; 828-757-5100
Area Major Festivals: Butterfly Festival, (May), Foothills Pottery Festival (October), 4th of July Kiddie Kar Parade (July)
Area Natural Attractions: Pisgah National ForestTuttle Educational State Forest Wilson Creek
Area Cultural Attractions:  
Caldwell Heritage Museum, Chapel of Rest, Fort Defiance,
Granite Falls History &Transportation Museum, Happy Valley, 20 Miles of Furniture 


Real Estate

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Overseas & Exotic
Captain D's Seafood Kitchen: (Seafood) 2804 Hickory Boulevard, Hudson NC 28638; 828-728-4840
The BBQ Man: (BBQ) 2608 Hickory Boulevard, Hudson NC 28638; 828-728-6611


Cafes & Grills
Vintage Cafe & Bakery: (Cafe) 540 Central Street, Hudson NC 28638; 828-728-3043

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
No accommodations currently available in Hudson. See Lenoir  and  Granite Falls

Rental Agencies
Foster Management: 590 Main Street, Hudson NC 28638; 828-728-0197

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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