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Hudson County is the most highly populated in United States. The county takes its name from the Hudson River and explorer Henry Hudson. Hudson River flows pass by the country and it borders the county along the east side with the Upper New York Bay. The population in 2004 was probable to be 606,240. The county covers 46 square miles which is home to a degree of diversity. The famous historical sites located in the area are Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr duel site, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Few other attractions in the Hudson County are Liberty Science Center, Exchange Place which is the tallest building in New Jersey, the Afro-American Historical Society Museum, and the oldest Underground Railroad in the world.
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Hudson County Recreation, Culture and Attractions
The Actors Shakespeare Company is a nonprofit ensemble theatre serving Hudson county area for ten seasons. The theatre produces the plays of the Shakespeare and other renowned classics. The Hudson County holds one of the state's most entertaining park which is the Liberty State Park. The Liberty State Park has the sensational peek of the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The Liberty Science Center near Hudson County provides platform for professional development for teachers, and actively connects people of all backgrounds. For over 30 years the Black-Maria film and video Festival has been known for supporting and exhibiting fresh short works up to an hour in length by emerging talent as well as by independent film and video makers. The festival's annual competition is juried by noted exponents of independent work. The Park Performing Arts Center is recognized by both Hudson County and the State of New Jersey serving northern Hudson County by presenting high quality arts education classes and performances. The Hoboken Historical Museum, founded in 1986, is located in Hoboken, New Jersey and presenting various exhibits and activities related to the history, architecture and historic landmarks.

Hudson County Education
Education institutions in Hudson County are well established, having very good facilities and are equipped with state of the art laboratories for research. Starting from schools, each municipality has a public school district. Hudson County schools of Technology are a secondary adult vocational school which has various campuses located all around the Hudson County. New Jersey City University is an affordable college located in New Jersey. The present name of the college was approved by New Jersey Commission on Higher Education in the year 1999. The Saint Peter's college is a coeducational Catholic college. The University of phoenix Jersey City campus is located at 100 Town Square place is the largest private university in North America. Steven's Institute of Technology located at Hoboken which covers 55 acres is a prestigious and very popular Institute in the area. The History of the college tells the story. The Stevens Institute of technology founded by Edwin A. Stevens. Castle Point which is the highest point of Hoboken has the tallest building of the institution, Wesley J. Howe Center. Prominent research centers of Stevens are the Davidson Laboratory, Wireless Network Security Center, Keck Geotechnical Laboratory, Plasma Physics Laboratory, Nicoll Environmental Laboratory, Electron Microscopy Laboratory and Center for Mass Spectrometry and the Center for Complex Adaptive Sociotechnological Systems (COMPASS).

Hudson County Population
Hudson County Total Population - 634,266


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Hudson County History
To know the history of Hudson County is to start to know the tradition of America. Native Americans lived in Jersey City area of Delaware nation who include the Mohawk and the Leni Lenape. Explorers Esevan Gomez, a Portuguese arrived in 1525 at in the name of Emperor Charles V., Of Spain, and Jean de Verrazzano, a Florentine in the name of Francis I., King of France in 1524. Hudson first made port at the northern shore of Jersey City close to south Hoboken border. During the year 1643 Director-General of New Amsterdam, William Kieft, marched 80 soldiers to kill Native Americans living in the Pavonia region close to the down area of Jersey City. Kieft's attack on the sleeping Native Americans was successful, killing 80 men, women, and children. By this Brutal attack on the natives they revolt back, a counter raid by the Native Americans, forcing all of the Pavonia European settlers to the New York side of New Amsterdam. In 1646 a new Director-General Peter Stuyvesant, still fondly called "Peg Leg Pete" by many of today's Jersey City people, ordered many reforms. By the late 19th century, manufacturing companies grew at a descent pace in Hudson County. Ellis Island opened in 1893 and Hudson County became the most important route for the European immigrants to America. At present Hudson County is an important link for all kinds of transportation railroads, ferries etc.

Hudson County Tourism
The Hudson County is home to many tourist attractions. Tourism industry is playing a major role in the city's economic development. It is one of the liveliest cultural centers in New Jersey. It is the birth place for Frank Sinatra and the location of first baseball game played. Jersey City is the second biggest city in New Jersey. It is situated across the Hudson River. The population living in the city is growing year by year due to urbanization. Jersey City skyscrapers in Newport and paulus hook areas earned the city the nickname of "Wall Street West". In Weehawken Palisades have excellent views of the Hudson River and New York buildings. Ferries are available to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty from the Liberty State Park. Other attractions in the park are Columbus Monument, Liberty House Restaurant, Liberation Monument, Liberty Landing Marina. Loew's Jersey Theatre is a historic 1929 movie theatre presents classic movies and live stage shows. Oldy American diner built by the famous Jerry O'Mahony Company was started in Bayonne in 1913. Its motto is "The Old styled Diner with the Home Style Cooking". Max's grill happens to be the oldest diner in the state, Max's is also an O'Mahony design which dates to approximately 1913. A seated Abraham Lincoln Sculpted by James Earl Frasier, pricing $75,000 in 1929 and funds were raised for the cause with some schools, daily workers and associations.

Hudson County Transportation
Public Transportation Hubs are available from stations like Journal Square Transportation Center, Exchange Place in Jersey City, Nungessers in North Hudson, Bergenline Avenue at 32nd Street. Railroad ways are also a huge means of transport. Northeast Corridor Line and North Jersey Coast Line can be reached via Secaucus Junction. PATH is a 24-hour subway system having lines to Newark Penn Station, Harrison, Journal Square, Downtown Jersey City, Hoboken Terminal, midtown Manhattan, and World Trade Center. Talking about seaways being a city which has a river across the county the sea ways comprises of cruise ships, ferries and container ships. Hudson has the alterations of it once widespread ferry system. New York Waterways offer ferry services from Weehawken Port Imperial, Hoboken Terminal, and Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal and other ferry ways across the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway to the West Midtown Ferry Terminal, Battery Park City Ferry Terminal and Pier 11/Wall Street in Manhattan, and to the Raritan Bayshore. The Road ways routes that fall across Hudson county are U.S. Routes 1 and 9, New Jersey Turnpike, Pulaski Skyway, New Jersey Routes 3, 7, 139, 185, 440, 495, Interstates 78, 95, and 280. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates most of the Airports which serve Hudson County. The airports are Newark Liberty Airport in Newark, LaGuardia Airport in Flushing, John F. Kennedy Airport Jamaica Bay, Teterboro Airport, in the Hackensack Meadowlands.

Hudson County Universities
Eastern International College
Hudson County Community College
New Jersey City University
Saint Peter's College
Stevens Institute of Technology
University of Phoenix, Jersey City Campus

Hudson County Religions
Hudson County Catholic population is 47.52%
Hudson County LDS population is 0.41%
Hudson County Baptist population is 0.93%
Hudson County Episcopalian population is 0.28%
Hudson County Pentecostal population is 0.64%
Hudson County Lutheran population is 0.59%
Hudson County Methodist population is 0.32%
Hudson County Presbyterian population is 0.13%
Hudson County Other Christian population is 1.03%
Hudson County Jewish population is 1.76%
Hudson County Eastern population is 0.01%
Hudson County Islam population is 2.25%

Hudson County Parks
There are many parks in Hudson County which are full of natural sceneries. Hudson County park, Lincoln Park, Washington Park, and the new Laurel Hill. Athletic fields like in Weehawken and Union City are newly built, and the very famous Roosevelt stadium. Liberty state park is the largest in the county from which ferries are available to Liberty and Ellis Islands. Liberty and Ellis Island are a national protected area and where Stature of Liberty is located. New Jersey Meadowlands Commission is in preservation zones. The River bend Wetlands Preserve, Eastern Bracish Marsh and Kearny Marsh are home to the Meadowlands Environments Center.

Hudson County Museums
Hoboken Historical Museum.
Jersey City Museum.
Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum.
Bayonne Community Museum.
Bayonne Firefighter's Museum.
Kearny Museum.
Museum of Russian Art.
Saints Peter's College Art Gallery.
Statue of Liberty National Monument.

Hudson County Government
Hudson County is a County Government as the State Optional Charter Law for Counties. Freeholders are elected by the county board to four-year terms. The Board also elects a chair person. The County Executive is elected by direct vote of the electorate. The freeholder and the County Executive together administer the county. County seat is located near The Five Corners on Newark Avenue in Jersey City. The county courts have several municipal courts like Jersey City court and the Hudson County superior court.

Hudson County Economy
Hudson County towns are gaining in business as some new shopping areas in 2010 started. There may be a rise jobs percentage as the County Economic Development Corporation profile projects from 2004 to 2014 will increase them by 26 percent. Government officials are looking to bring more business to areas like Secaucus as more commercial plaza are opened and new jobs are created. In Hoboken there is a gradual increase of commercial development along the town borders. Jersey City is a big financial center of its own holding the name of Wall Street West, as new companies are migrating from Manhattan.

Hudson County Geography
Hudson County totally covers the area of 62 Sq miles of which 47 parts is land and 16 parts is water. It is smallest of all the counties in New Jersey and is located in the middle of New York Metro area. It is surrounded by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay to the east, Newark Bay and Passaic River to the west. The highest point is 260 feet up above the sea level at the west of New York. Hudson County is more of like a long Peninsula lying between Hackensack and Hudson Rivers. Kennedy Boulevard runs the entire length of the peninsula.

Sublet.com User Comments

 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
3/8/2012 MaggieWrite Comment
Ellis Island
Hudson county has full ownership of Ellis Island, which served as an immigration inspection station from 1892-1954. Immigrants had to go through medical inspections and some had to change their names. At times, families were split up and some members were deported back to their home country. Today, the site is preserved as a museum, open for the public.
 
3/7/2012 TealaWrite Comment
Hudson County has great views
There are many great views of the New York City skyline from different cities and towns in Hudson County. There are many great spots to check out the city from Kennedy Boulevard.
 
 
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