Cedar, Michigan

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Cedar, Michigan
Census-designated place
Cedar, Michigan is located in Michigan
Cedar, Michigan
Cedar, Michigan
Cedar, Michigan is located in the US
Cedar, Michigan
Cedar, Michigan
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
Country United States
State Michigan
County Leelanau
 • Total 0.180 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land 0.180 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 93
 • Density 520/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 49621
Area code(s) 231
GNIS feature ID 622888[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]


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]


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]


  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, 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.