Akin, Illinois

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Akin, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Akin is located in Illinois
Akin is located in the US
Coordinates: 37°59′17″N 88°44′51″W / 37.98806°N 88.74750°W / 37.98806; -88.74750Coordinates: 37°59′17″N 88°44′51″W / 37.98806°N 88.74750°W / 37.98806; -88.74750
Country United States
State Illinois
County Franklin
Township Eastern
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 403371[1]

Akin is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, Illinois, United States. Akin is 10 miles (16 km) east of Benton. Akin had a post office, which closed on July 2, 2011.[2]


A post office has been in operation at Akin since 1860.[3] George W. Aken, the first postmaster, most likely gave the community his name.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Akin, Illinois
  2. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Franklin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.