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Akin, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Franklin
Township Eastern
Elevation 472 ft (144 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 618
GNIS feature ID 403371

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.


A post office has been in operation at Akin since 1860. George W. Aken, the first postmaster, most likely gave the community his name.

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