Akin, Illinois

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Akin, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Akin, Illinois is located in Illinois
Akin, Illinois
Akin, Illinois
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
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] Akin is home to Akin Grade School; the school's Akin Bulldogs were the 1963 and 1984 State Basketball champions.[citation needed]