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Welcome to Akin ...

Akin is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Akin: AY-kin<3>

Akin is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Akin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Akin: (618)

The ZIP code for Akin: 62805<5>

Adding Akin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Akin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Akin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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 6 communities that are also named Akin - they are located in Colorado, Georgia (2), 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.

  • Herrin [Williamson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrin
    • Herrin [Williamson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,687 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herrin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herrin<7>
  • West Frankfort [Franklin County]
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    • West Frankfort [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,823 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Frankfort
  • Benton [Franklin County]
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    • Benton [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,851 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<7>
  • Johnston City [Williamson County]
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    • Johnston City [Williamson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Akin
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,389 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnston City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McLeansboro [Hamilton County]
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      • McLeansboro [Hamilton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Akin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,746 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.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McLeansboro<7>
    • Christopher [Franklin County]
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      • Christopher [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Akin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,717 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christopher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christopher<7>
    • Ina [Jefferson County]
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      • Ina [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Akin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ina<7>
    • Sesser [Franklin County]
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      • Sesser [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Akin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,860 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sesser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sesser<7>
    • Zeigler [Franklin County]
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      • Zeigler [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Akin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,712 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zeigler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zeigler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zeigler<7>
    • Galatia [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galatia
      • Galatia [Saline County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Akin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 880 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galatia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galatia<7>

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Akin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Akin.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Illinois

About Franklin County

About Illinois

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 State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Franklin, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Akin. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Akin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Akin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Akin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 for our own planning, 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).
<7>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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