Cedar is a small unincorporated community in Solon Township, Leelanau County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is at 44°50'52?N, 85°47'45?W. The Leland River is navigable to Cedar. The ZIP code is 49621.
Cedar, originally named Cedar City, had its beginnings when the Manistee and Northeastern Railroad came into the town in 1892. A mill was built for making barrel staves and hoops.
In 1905, the Cedar State Bank was begun, which survived the Great Depression in 1933, but was closed later in the decade. The bank building was later used for the offices of the Leelanau Telephone Company.
In 1958, when there was talk of moving the Leelanau County seat from Leland, Cedar was nominated to be the new county seat had a vote on the proposal come up.
Each year, in late June-early July, Cedar is host to the annual Cedar Polish Festival, which began in 1975.
Web Sites and Links
Cedar Polka FestFour days of continuous polka music, dancing, food, and beverages.
Cypher Group Inc.Provides consultation and building inspection services.
Kings ChallengeArnold Palmer-designed golf course in Cedar, Michigan.
Leelanau's Rustic Resort AssociationLog cabins for rent between Memorial and Labor Day on sparkling Lake Leelanau.
Nature's WindowBed & Breakfast in Cedar, Michigan
Pleva's MeatsCherry-enhanced meat products created and developed by Ray Pleva of Pleva's Meats and Ray Pleva's Products, Inc. a butcher from northern Michigan.
Pleva's MeatsOffering a full selection of quality meats, including sausages and cherry-enhanced meats.