|Coordinates: 37°59′17″N 88°44′51″W / 37.98806°N 88.74750°W|
|Elevation||472 ft (144 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||403371|
Akin (/ˈeɪkɪn/) is an unincorporated community in Eastern Township, Franklin County, Illinois, United States. Akin is 9.6 miles (15.4 km) east of Benton and 5.7 miles (9.2 km) north of Thompsonville. Akin had a post office, which closed on July 2, 2011.
The post office had been in operation at Akin since 1860. George W. Aken, the first postmaster, most likely gave the community his name.
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Akin, Illinois
- ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 25, 2011.
- ^ "Franklin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.