Huson was named for the engineer of the Northern Pacific Railroad, H. S. Huson. The first post office was established in 1898 with Napoleon Glaude as postmaster. He was also the operator of the lime kiln. The original name for the area was Glaude, named after the man who built the hotel in 1872. A stage station was opened by Eusebe Scheffer for the convenience of the Cedar Creek miners. The Glaudes Hotel catered to the needs of the miners and consisted of a wine cellar, a lime kiln, general storage and a root cellar in the basement. Living quarters and businesses were on the first floor and the second story consisted of hotel rooms and a dance hall.
Huson is located in western Montana, west of Missoula on I-90.