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Our Genealogy Helper for Akin ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Akin (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Akin. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Akin is located in Franklin County.

To see how the shape of Illinois' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Hamilton, Jackson, Jefferson, Perry, Saline & Williamson.

Below are the counties that are near Akin. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Akin:

  • Franklin County     (The home county of Akin)
    • Parrish [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
      • Parrish [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
    • Thompsonville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsonville
      • Thompsonville [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsonville<3>
    • Hanaford [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanaford
      • Hanaford [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanaford
    • Steel City [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steel City
      • Steel City [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steel City
    • Frisco [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisco
      • Frisco [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Taylor Hill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor Hill
      • Taylor Hill [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Hill
    • Fitt's Hill [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitt's Hill
      • Fitt's Hill [Franklin County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fitt's Hill. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Ewing [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewing
      • Ewing [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 293 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ewing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ewing<3>
    • Deering City [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deering City
      • Deering City [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deering City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering City
    • Benton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<3>
    • Whittington [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whittington
      • Whittington [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whittington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whittington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whittington<3>
    • West City [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West City
      • West City [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 626 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West City
  • Gallatin County
    • Omaha [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omaha
      • Omaha [Gallatin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omaha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omaha<3>
    • Equality [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Equality
      • Equality [Gallatin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 512 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Equality
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Equality<3>
    • Ridgway [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgway
      • Ridgway [Gallatin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgway<3>
    • Junction [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
      • Junction [Gallatin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction<3>
    • New Haven [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
      • New Haven [Gallatin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<3>
    • Shawneetown [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawneetown
      • Shawneetown [Gallatin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,070 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawneetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawneetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawneetown<3>
    • Old Shawneetown [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Shawneetown
      • Old Shawneetown [Gallatin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Shawneetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Shawneetown
  • Hamilton County
    • Macedonia [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Hamilton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macedonia<3>
    • Walpole [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walpole
      • Walpole [Hamilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walpole
    • Diamond City [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
      • Diamond City [Hamilton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond City
    • Dale [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
      • Dale [Hamilton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dale<3>
    • McLeansboro [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLeansboro
      • McLeansboro [Hamilton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLeansboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLeansboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McLeansboro<3>
    • Dahlgren [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlgren
      • Dahlgren [Hamilton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlgren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dahlgren<3>
    • Broughton [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broughton
      • Broughton [Hamilton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broughton<3>
    • Belle Prairie City [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Prairie City
      • Belle Prairie City [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Prairie City
    • Jefferson City [Hamilton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson City
      • Jefferson City [Hamilton County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bungay [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bungay
      • Bungay [Hamilton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bungay
  • Hardin County
    • Karbers Ridge [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karbers Ridge
      • Karbers Ridge [Hardin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karbers Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karbers Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Karbers Ridge<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Dowell [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowell
      • Dowell [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 385 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dowell<3>
    • Elkville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkville
      • Elkville [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkville<3>
    • Hallidayboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallidayboro
      • Hallidayboro [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallidayboro
    • De Soto [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Soto
      • De Soto [Jackson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<3>
    • Carbondale [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
      • Carbondale [Jackson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,036 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<3>
    • Vergennes [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vergennes
      • Vergennes [Jackson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vergennes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vergennes<3>
    • Murphysboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphysboro
      • Murphysboro [Jackson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,384 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphysboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphysboro<3>
    • Oraville [Jackson County]
    • Makanda [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Makanda
      • Makanda [Jackson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Makanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Makanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Makanda<3>
    • Pomona [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomona
      • Pomona [Jackson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomona<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Ina [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ina
      • Ina [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ina<3>
    • Belle Rive [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Rive
      • Belle Rive [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 347 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Rive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Rive
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Rive<3>
    • Bonnie [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnie
      • Bonnie [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonnie<3>
    • Nason [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nason
      • Nason [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 228 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nason<3>
    • Opdyke [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opdyke
      • Opdyke [Jefferson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opdyke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opdyke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opdyke<3>
    • Dareville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dareville
      • Dareville [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dareville
    • Emerson City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerson City
      • Emerson City [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson City
    • Marcoe [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcoe
      • Marcoe [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcoe
    • Waltonville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltonville
      • Waltonville [Jefferson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waltonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waltonville<3>
    • Bluford [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluford
      • Bluford [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluford<3>
    • Markham City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham City
      • Markham City [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markham City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham City
    • Marlow [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlow
      • Marlow [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlow
  • Johnson County
    • Egyptian Hills [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egyptian Hills
      • Egyptian Hills [Johnson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egyptian Hills
    • New Burnside [Johnson County]
    • Eagle Point Bay [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Point Bay
      • Eagle Point Bay [Johnson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Point Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Point Bay
    • Deer Ridge [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Ridge
      • Deer Ridge [Johnson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Ridge
    • Ozark [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozark
      • Ozark [Johnson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ozark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ozark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ozark<3>
    • Goreville [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goreville
      • Goreville [Johnson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goreville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goreville<3>
    • Simpson [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson [Johnson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson<3>
    • Buncombe [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buncombe
      • Buncombe [Johnson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buncombe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buncombe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buncombe<3>
    • Vienna [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Johnson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<3>
  • Marion County
    • Kell [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kell
      • Kell [Marion County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kell<3>
    • Walnut Hill [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Marion County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Hill<3>
  • Perry County
    • Du Quoin [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Du Quoin
      • Du Quoin [Perry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Du Quoin
    • Saint Johns [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johns
      • Saint Johns [Perry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johns
    • Sunfield [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunfield
      • Sunfield [Perry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunfield
    • Tamaroa [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamaroa
      • Tamaroa [Perry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaroa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaroa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaroa<3>
    • Pinckneyville [Perry County]
  • Pope County
    • Herod [Pope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herod
      • Herod [Pope County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Eddyville [Pope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddyville
      • Eddyville [Pope County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eddyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saline County
    • Cornerville [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornerville
      • Cornerville [Saline County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
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    • Galatia [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galatia
      • Galatia [Saline County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 868 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galatia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Raleigh [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
      • Raleigh [Saline County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Buena Vista [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buena Vista
      • Buena Vista [Saline County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
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    • Wasson [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasson
      • Wasson [Saline County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
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    • Texas City [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas City
      • Texas City [Saline County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Akin
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    • Eldorado [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado
      • Eldorado [Saline County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,837 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Harrisburg [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Saline County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,404 people
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    • Liberty [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Saline County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
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    • Muddy [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy
      • Muddy [Saline County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62 people
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    • Saline City [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline City
      • Saline City [Saline County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carrier Mills [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrier Mills
      • Carrier Mills [Saline County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,527 people
      • Former names for Carrier Mills:
      • Carriers Mills
      • Morrilsville
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  • Washington County
    • Du Bois [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Du Bois
      • Du Bois [Washington County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Du Bois have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Radom [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radom
      • Radom [Washington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ashley [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashley
      • Ashley [Washington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 484 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Richview [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richview
      • Richview [Washington County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
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    • Irvington [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wayne County
    • Keenes [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keenes
      • Keenes [Wayne County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
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    • Wayne City [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne City
      • Wayne City [Wayne County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sims [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
      • Sims [Wayne County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sims have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Barnhill [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnhill
      • Barnhill [Wayne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boyleston [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyleston
      • Boyleston [Wayne County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairfield [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Wayne County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,889 people
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    • Geff [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geff
      • Geff [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jeffersonville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffersonville
      • Jeffersonville [Wayne County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Johnsonville [Wayne County]
    • Golden Gate [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Gate
      • Golden Gate [Wayne County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cisne [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisne
      • Cisne [Wayne County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cisne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • White County
    • Norris City [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris City
      • Norris City [White County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Enfield [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
      • Enfield [White County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Springerton [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springerton
      • Springerton [White County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
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    • Mill Shoals [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Shoals
      • Mill Shoals [White County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Herald [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herald
      • Herald [White County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carmi [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmi
      • Carmi [White County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Burnt Prairie [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Prairie
      • Burnt Prairie [White County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Emma [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emma
      • Emma [White County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maunie [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maunie
      • Maunie [White County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maunie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Crossville [White County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossville
      • Crossville [White County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 687 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Williamson County
    • Corinth [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Williamson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corinth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hartford [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
      • Hartford [Williamson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Pittsburg [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsburg
      • Pittsburg [Williamson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Johnston City [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston City
      • Johnston City [Williamson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,359 people
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    • Stiritz [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stiritz
      • Stiritz [Williamson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
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    • Freeman Spur [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman Spur
      • Freeman Spur [Williamson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
      • Freeman Spur has also been known as:
      • Freeman Spur village
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    • Whiteash [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteash
      • Whiteash [Williamson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Estimated population in 2014: 240 people
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    • Spillertown [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spillertown
      • Spillertown [Williamson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spillertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Herrin [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrin
      • Herrin [Williamson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,625 people
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    • Marion [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Williamson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,417 people
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    • Energy [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Energy
      • Energy [Williamson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,086 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Energy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Colp [Williamson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colp
      • Colp [Williamson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Former name for Colp:
      • Colpville
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Akin, see our County-by-County Page for Akin.

Newspapers Published in Akin ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 99 newspapers that have been published in the area around Akin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Akin, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Akin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Akin:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Illinois

Cemeteries Near Akin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Akin.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Akin covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Brady Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brady Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brady Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady Cemetery
  • Cook Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cook Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Cemetery
  • Lampley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lampley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lampley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lampley Cemetery
  • Otterson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Otterson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Otterson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otterson Cemetery
  • Manion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Manion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Manion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Swofford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swofford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swofford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swofford Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Jones Cemetery
    • Franklin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Franklin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Franklin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Cemetery
    • Baxter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baxter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baxter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxter Cemetery
    • Liberty - Ridlin Cemetery
    • Melvin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Melvin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Melvin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvin Cemetery
    • Downs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Downs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Downs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs Cemetery
    • Clem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Crawford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crawford Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crawford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crawford Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Akin had a population of 158 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Akin, with the one closest to Akin listed first.

  • Akin [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akin
    • Akin [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Akin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 158 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Akin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Parrish [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
    • Parrish [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Parrish had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrish
  • Smothersville [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smothersville
    • Smothersville [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Smothersville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smothersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Thompsonville [Franklin County]
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    • Thompsonville [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Akin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 309 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 519 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thompsonville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsonville<3>
  • Rural Hill [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rural Hill
    • Rural Hill [Hamilton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Akin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rural Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rural Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Macedonia [Hamilton County]
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    • Macedonia [Hamilton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Macedonia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macedonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West End [Saline County]
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      • West End [Saline County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West End had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West End have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Braden [Hamilton County]
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      • Braden [Hamilton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Braden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fitt's Hill [Franklin County] - Historic
      • While Fitt's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fitt's Hill
      • Fitt's Hill [Franklin County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Akin
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fitt's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fitt's Hill. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Taylor Hill [Franklin County]
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      • Taylor Hill [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Akin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Taylor Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Locust Grove [Franklin County] - Historic
      • While Locust Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Franklin County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Akin
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Locust Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Flint [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
      • Flint [Hamilton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Akin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Flint had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint
    • Olga [Hamilton County]
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      • Olga [Hamilton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Akin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Olga had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ewing [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewing
      • Ewing [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Akin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 290 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 293 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ewing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ewing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ewing<3>
    • Benton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Akin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 939 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,784 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Benton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Akin. See our List of 1890's Communities around Akin.

Mentions & References for Akin

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Franklin County

About Illinois

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Akin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Akin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AkinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9881, Longitude: -88.7476       In this case, the coordinates for Akin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Akin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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