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Lakin, West Virginia
|Elevation||604 ft (184 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||304 & 681|
|GNIS feature ID||1549777|
The community was named after one M. Lakin, a state official.
The West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation operates the women's prison Lakin Correctional Center in Lakin. West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has operated a 114-bed long term care nursing home, the Lakin Hospital, on the grounds of the former Lakin State Hospital since 1979. Previously, the state run Lakin Industrial School operated from 1924 until 1956.
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