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Hudson Bend

 
 
Hudson Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 17, 2016
1. Hudson Bend Marker
This is the new marker replacing the original that was apparently damaged then stolen.
Inscription. In 1854 Wiley Hudson (b.1825) and his family settled on the bend of Colorado River that was named for him. The 1860 census showed four families living in this vicinity, including Wiley Hudson with his wife Catherine and eight children, as well as a household headed by his father James. During the Civil War (1861-1865), Wiley Hudson, his two chaplain brothers and other relatives took up arms for the Confederacy.

Three river fords enabled the pioneers to cross the Colorado to grind their corn at Anderson mill and to socialize with families living in nearby settlements such as Round Mountain and Nameless. Maps of the 1890s show a church and school at Hudson Bend.

Of the 24 original surveys made on the 4,000-acre tract called Hudson Bend, four were acquired by the Hudson family. Many descendants still live in the area.

After completion of Mansfield Dam in the 1940s, the waters of Lake Travis flooded about half of the acreage. The cemetery was relocated at Teck. Ranches amid the cedar and live oaks and farms along the river bottom were replaced by subdivisions and recreational areas. A new Hudson Bend community grew up along the lake shores with a number of active civic organizations.
 
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6471.)
 
Location.
Hudson Bend Marker (Missing) image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, April 4, 2010
2. Hudson Bend Marker (Missing)
Reported missing in 2010, replaced in 2016.
30° 24.396′ N, 97° 55.618′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Hudson Bend Road near Doss Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in pullout near 4516 Hudson Bend Rd, east side of the road. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78734, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andersonís Mill (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lohmans Crossing (approx. 3.6 miles away); John M. King Log House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Cypress School (approx. 6.8 miles away); Roberts-Teague Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away); Site of Community of Nameless (approx. 8.2 miles away); Native Americans at Bull Creek (approx. 9 miles away); Walden Mill at Bull Creek (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Austin-American Statesman Hudson Bend historical marker restored. (Submitted on December 27, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hudson Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, April 4, 2010
3. Hudson Bend Marker
Looking north.
Hudson Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, April 4, 2010
4. Hudson Bend Marker
Looking south.
Hudson Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, September 17, 2016
5. Hudson Bend Marker
Wider view of new marker in context.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then and 112 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on September 18, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.   2, 3, 4. submitted on April 4, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5. submitted on September 18, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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