With its Eastlake-inspired gable ornaments, this house is representative of the evolving late Victorian ideal which appreciated some decoration but sought a less intricate, more functional style. David Baldwin writes: This house was built by Samuel Bell Hudson and Hudson Street in front is named for him. He is from Centre, Alabama and moved over to Dempsey, Ga. to work as a clerk with the Betts Saw Mill there. When the saw mill came to what now is the site of Ashburn shortly after November, 1888, he was one who came with it. He also started a phone company for Ashburn in November 1897, prior to the Huckabee phone company, started by Walter Huckabee’s father. Mr. Hudson also started the newspaper, The Turner County Banner, in 1906. His son Porter Hudson was a popular mail carrier in Ashburn. His son Davis Hudson was sheriff of Worth County in the 1940’s. He had another son Vivian Hudson. His grandson, Russell Hudson, was involved in the Nixon grain deals in the 1970’s that greatly benefited farmers.
Ashburn Heights-Hudson-College Avenue Historic District, National Register of Historic Places