Cedar, Michigan

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Cedar, Michigan
Cedar is located in Michigan
Cedar
Cedar
Location in Michigan
Cedar is located in the United States
Cedar
Cedar
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°50′52″N 85°47′44″W / 44.84778°N 85.79556°W / 44.84778; -85.79556Coordinates: 44°50′52″N 85°47′44″W / 44.84778°N 85.79556°W / 44.84778; -85.79556
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyLeelanau
TownshipSolon
Area
 • Total0.180 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land0.180 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
597 ft (182 m)
Population
 • Total93
 • Density520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
49621
Area code(s)231
GNIS feature ID622888[2]

Cedar is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Solon Township, Leelanau County, Michigan, United States. Its population was 93 as of the 2010 census.[1] Cedar has a post office with ZIP code 49621.[3][4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 0.180 square miles (0.47 km2), all of it land.[1]

History

Cedar was founded in approximately 1885 by lumberman Benjamin Boughey. He named it Cedar City because it was in a cedar forest. The depot on the Manistee and North-Eastern Railroad[5] continued to be known as Cedar City, long after the post office named simply Cedar was established on August 15, 1893.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Cedar". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Station: Cedar City, Michigan Archived 2008-05-15 at the Wayback Machine, Michigan's Internet Railroad History Museum
  6. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.