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View of the Cleveland suburb Hudson Ohio
Situated about 45 mins south-east of Cleveland, Hudson Ohio is a prosperous outskirts with a historical commercial area, many good dining and a story that goes back to the early era of the Western Reserve. As part of the Connecticut Western Reserve, Hudson was first measured in 1799 by David Hudson, a stockholder of the reserve.
In 1800 Hudson went back to the area with his wife and daughter and settled there until his demise in 1838. It was also the first home of Western Reserve College, which later merged with Case Institute and became Case Western Reserve University. Re-opened in 1902 as a prep college, the Hudson Schools' Hudson Hills complex is still flourishing today as the Western Reserve Academy.
In the years before and during the civil war Hudson was an important connecting element in the subway. There are several galleries under its roads and many houses from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have hidden rooms and corridors - memories of that time in the Hudson family. The 2010 Hudson population is 22,262 people with an average population of 39 years of age. 262 people are living in Hudson.
Hudson's Downtown Shoppingdistrict, along Main Street, is registered in the National Register of Historic Places. The 30 stores include the Learned Owl Bookstore, Hudson Rug Store, All Brides Beautiful, Jewellery Arts and the Land of Make Believe. The Hudson is known for its many delicious cuisine. Hudson Town Hall organizes a wide range of activities throughout the year.
These include free open-air recitals on the greens, a farmers' fair on Saturday mornings, the Taste of Hudson Festival in early September and the yearly Western Reserve Antiques Show on Labor Day Weekends. Hudson Public School System provides educational opportunities for children from kindergarten to 12 years of age.
Newsweek Magazine named the system among the top one per cent of Ohio's education system and the top four per cent of US schooling. In Hudson is also the Western Reserve Academy (see story above), a mixed days and residential home for 9-12 year-olds. Well-known Hudson dwellers have include abolitionist John Brown, NFL celebrity Dante Lavelli and writer Ian Frazier.
The Hudson has 21 farms with more than 1,148 hectares. For a full list of Hudson's attractions and amenities, click here.