Bendon, Michigan

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Bendon, Michigan
Census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community
Bendon is located in Michigan
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 44°37′59″N 85°50′16″W / 44.63306°N 85.83778°W / 44.63306; -85.83778Coordinates: 44°37′59″N 85°50′16″W / 44.63306°N 85.83778°W / 44.63306; -85.83778
Country United States
State Michigan
County Benzie
Township Inland
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Land 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 208
 • Density 104/sq mi (40.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 26-07220[1]
GNIS feature ID 0621089[2]

Bendon is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Benzie County, Michigan, United States. The population was 208 at the 2010 census.[3]

The settlement developed around a sawmill and was first named "Kentville" after Albert Kent, a farmer who became the first postmaster on April 24, 1888. It was given a station on the now abandoned Chicago and West Michigan Railway. The post office was renamed "Bendon" on June 30, 1892, and operated until March 31, 1954.[4][5]


Bendon is located in the eastern part of Inland Township in eastern Benzie County. Bendon's eastern border is the Grand Traverse County line. The center of the community is at the intersection of Bendon Road and Cinder Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Bendon CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), all land.[3]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bendon, Michigan
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bendon CDP, Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bendon Post Office (historical)