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New Hudson, Michigan is an unincorporated community centered on an area south of I-96 and north of South Lyon, along Milford Road and its intersection with Grand River Avenue and Pontiac Trail.

The community is in northwest Lyon Township, in southwest Oakland County, just under forty miles northwest of Detroit and about thirty miles southwest of Pontiac. Cities and villages within twenty miles of New Hudson include South Lyon, Novi, Wixom, Milford, Northville, Walled Lake, Brighton, Wolverine Lake, Farmington, Plymouth, Farmington Hills, and Livonia, while the unincorporated communities of Kensington, Rushton, and Green Oak are within ten miles.

New Hudson is home to the New Hudson Inn, the oldest operating bar in Michigan. Opened as Old Tavern in 1831, the establishment served as a bar and changing point for stage travelers stopping at the New Hudson Station. As the establishment also offered a bed and a meal to overnight customers, at some point it was also known as the New Hudson Hotel, and its main hall also include a dance floor. When the railroads took over from the stagecoaches, New Hudson became a railroad stop for the Michigan Air Line Railroad, whose customers were also served by the establishment. At some point, the former tavern became the New Hudson Inn, as it is today, serving as a restaurant and bar.

The New Hudson community was part of the Michigan-Toledo Strip of land, and was part of the original Northwest Ordinance adopted by the Confederation Congress in 1787.

Russell Alvord received a land patent from the US government that consisted of forty acres on September 9, 1834, and a similar patent was issued to Daniel Richards on October 15, 1835. These men had already opened the Old Tavern in 1831, and they arranged to have the townsite platted on March 13, 1837, shortly after Michigan became a state.

The first post office in New Hudson was a stage postal service, known as New Hudson Station, with Dr. John Curtis as postmaster. The first government post office was established on June 2, 1852, with Alanson Smith as postmaster.

Although unincorporated, New Hudson is a developed area that includes several residential streets, the Oakland Southwest Airport, a Walmart Supercenter, and several commercial businesses.

The focal point of this portion of our guide is on the community of New Hudson, Michigan. Websites representing local businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organizations, attractions, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities are appropriate for this category.



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