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Welcome to Akin ...

Akin is located in Wayne County<1>.

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

Akin is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Akin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Akin: (912)

Adding Akin to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Akin in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Akin elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Georgia (1911).

We also found Akin on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Akin on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Akin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Georgia communities named Akin: This one is located in Wayne County and the other is located in Stephens County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 6 communities that are also named Akin - they are located in Colorado, 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.

  • Groveside Park [Glynn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveside Park
    • Groveside Park [Glynn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,152 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groveside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveside Park
  • Popwellville [Brantley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popwellville
    • Popwellville [Brantley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 692 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popwellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popwellville
  • Pendarvis [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendarvis
    • Pendarvis [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 562 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendarvis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendarvis
  • Shady Acres [Glynn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Acres
    • Shady Acres [Glynn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 236 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Acres
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Altamaha Park [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altamaha Park
      • Altamaha Park [Glynn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altamaha Park
    • Thalmann [Glynn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thalmann
      • Thalmann [Glynn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thalmann
    • Credit Hill [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Credit Hill
      • Credit Hill [McIntosh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Credit Hill
    • Townsend [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsend
      • Townsend [McIntosh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townsend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsend<5>
    • Jesup [Wayne County]
    • Darien [McIntosh County]

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 ...

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About Wayne County

About Georgia

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 Wayne County: www.co.wayne.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Wayne, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 31.4561, Longitude: -81.7043       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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