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Welcome to Akin ...

Akin is located in Mesa County<1>.

The location of Akin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Akin is 4,860 feet [1,481 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Akin is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Akin lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Akin is located in the (970) area code.

Communities Also Named Akin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Akin - they are located in Georgia (2), Illinois, Kansas, New York and Oregon.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Akin.

Communities near Akin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Akin.

  • Palisade [Mesa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palisade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisade
    • Palisade [Mesa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,736 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palisade<5>
  • Parachute [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parachute
    • Parachute [Garfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,116 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parachute
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parachute<5>
  • Collbran [Mesa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collbran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collbran
    • Collbran [Mesa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collbran
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collbran<5>
  • De Beque [Mesa County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cameo [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameo
      • Cameo [Mesa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameo
    • Mesa [Mesa County]
    • Molina [Mesa County]
    • Clifton [Mesa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Mesa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<5>
    • Plateau City [Mesa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plateau City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plateau City
      • Plateau City [Mesa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plateau City
    • Fruitvale [Mesa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitvale
      • Fruitvale [Mesa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitvale<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Akin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Akin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Akin. See our Newspapers Page for Akin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Akin ...

Looking for more information about Akin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Akin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Akin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Colorado

About Mesa County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Akin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mesa County: www.co.mesa.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Mesa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Akin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2547, Longitude: -108.2631       In this case, the coordinates for Akin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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