Hudson is a city in northern Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 23,110 at the 2020 census. It is a suburban community in the Akron metropolitan area. John Brown made his first public vow to destroy slavery here and it became part of the Underground Railroad. The Village of Hudson and Hudson Township were formerly two separate governing entities that merged in 1994.
The city is named after its founder, David Hudson, who settled there from Goshen, Connecticut, in 1799, when it was part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The village of Hudson, located in the center of Hudson Township, was incorporated in 1837. In Hudson, David Hudson built the first Log House in Summit County, Ohio. There is a marker at the intersection of Baldwin Street and North Main Street (Ohio Route 91), on the right when traveling east on Baldwin Street. The marker is embedded in the west face of the boulder.
Hudson was the home of Western Reserve College and Preparatory S