South Boardman, Michigan

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South Boardman, Michigan
South Boardman is located in Michigan
South Boardman
South Boardman
South Boardman is located in the United States
South Boardman
South Boardman
Coordinates: 44°38′29″N 85°16′47″W / 44.64139°N 85.27972°W / 44.64139; -85.27972Coordinates: 44°38′29″N 85°16′47″W / 44.64139°N 85.27972°W / 44.64139; -85.27972
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.335 sq mi (8.64 km2)
 • Land3.294 sq mi (8.53 km2)
 • Water0.041 sq mi (0.11 km2)
1,007 ft (307 m)
 • Total536
 • Density160/sq mi (62/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)231
GNIS feature ID638270[2]

South Boardman is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Boardman Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan, United States. Its population was 536 as of the 2010 census.[1] It is approximately 8 miles (13 km) southwest of Kalkaska along US 131. South Boardman has a post office with ZIP code 49680.[3][4]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 3.335 square miles (8.64 km2), of which 3.294 square miles (8.53 km2) is land and 0.041 square miles (0.11 km2) is water.[1]


As it was built through the area, the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad platted South Boardman at the juncture of the rail line with the south branch of the Boardman River. Hamilton Stone bought the plat and with associates began operations in 1874, building a depot and hotel. A post office was established in June 1875.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: Michigan". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "South Boardman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Romig, Walter (1986) [1973]. Michigan Place Names. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1838-X.