Hughson is the newest city in Stanislaus County.
In the early 1900’s, the San Joaquin Railroad purchased land from Mr. Hughson for their tracks and developed a stop, which became known as the Hughson Stop.
Hughson’s character and identity comes from its agricultural roots; it is surrounded by agricultural fields and orchards, as well as several large agricultural businesses. Over 7,000 live in the City, with thousands on the periphery calling Hughson their home.
Hughson is a desirable place to live because it is known as a safe city with a community oriented atmosphere. Additionally, Hughson maintains the lowest crime rate in the county, and the best roadways (pavement condition). The City’s downtown has quaint charm and is home to many popular restaurants and several large businesses. The community is active and follows its high school sports closely and the championships they have won. In addition, the high school has produced award winning Future Farmers of America and most recently Academic Decathlon teams demonstrating its commitment to academic excellence. Hughson also holds many prominent community events, including the Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival, a farmers’ market, Christmas Parade, Light up the Town Christmas Light event, Operation Santa, citywide National Night Out events as well as parades for Halloween and Homecoming.