Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Hudson, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Hudson.
Hudson Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Hudson was ranked 167th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 improving from 160th in 2012. However, it was 218th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” declining from 258th in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Hudson
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Hudson area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
Origin of Hudson
Hudson was initially inhabited by the Praying Indians during the 1650s. The first European settlement of the Hudson area occurred in the year 1699 when John Barnes built a gristmill on the Assabet River on land that would one day be part of Hudson. Hudson was formerly part of Marlborough, and was known as Feltonville until it incorporated in1866 and was named Hudson.
What Hudson is Known for…
Hudson was known as a shoe town. In fact, at one point, there were 17 shoe factories in the town, many of them powered by the Assabet River, which runs through town. Because of the many factories in Hudson, immigrants were attracted to the town.
The Unitarian Church on Main Street near Town Hall provided a pulpit for Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Lloyd Garrison and Mark Twain. The congregation of this church provided antislavery assistance during the Civil War era, when many other communities stood by and did nothing.
Listing of Hudson Favorites
Rail Trail Flatbread Company, 33 Main St., Hudson, MA 01749
Victor’s 50s Diner, 19 Washington St., Hudson, MA 01749
Feng, 191 Washington St., Hudson, MA 01749
Smyles Frozen Yogurt, 10 Technology Drive, Hudson, MA
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Hudson’s Mossman House on Park Street is listed on the National Historic Register. This turn-of-the-century Victorian mansion was the home of Colonel Adelbert M. Mossman, a Civil War veteran who organized Hudson’s first military unit.
Opened in 2008, Cellucci Skate & Splash Park has been specifically designed with features for every age group. Children and adults will enjoy the playground, splash pad, sculpted in-ground skate park, bocce court, gazebo pavilion and picnic areas. The park is also located just 500 feet from where the Assabet River Rail Trail crosses the intersection of South and Broad streets.
The Assabet River Rail Trail is a multi-use path under construction in Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard, and Acton. When completed, the trail will be 12.5 miles long. The first 5.8 miles of trail in Marlborough and Hudson are now open. Permitted activities include biking, walking, running, rollerblading, and cross country skiing.
Famous People from (or Who Lived in) Hudson
Argeo Paul Cellucci was born in Hudson on April 24, 1948 and died there on June 8, 2013. Cellucci was the Governor of Massachusetts from 1997 to 2001; and the U.S. Ambassador to Canada from 2001 to 2005.
Nuno Bettencourt, the lead guitarist for the band Extreme, was born on September 20, 1966 in Portugal. When he was four years old, his family, including brothers Luís and Roberto, moved to Hudson. Bettencourt lived on Main Street in Hudson for 21 years.
Kevin Figueiredo, drummer for Extreme, was born in Hudson on January 12, 1977.