Place:Akins, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States

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NameAkins
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates35.508°N 94.669°W
Located inSequoyah, Oklahoma, United States
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Akins is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 493 at the 2010 census, an increase of 9.8 percent from 449 at the 2000 census.

The post office existed from February 16, 1894, until December 31, 1943. It is said to be named for Robert Akins, a mail carrier.

Sequoyah's Cabin, a national historic site, is located about two miles northeast of the town.

Akins is perhaps best remembered as the home of the Floyd family and Charles Arthur Floyd is buried in the Akins Cemetery. His funeral in 1934 attracted 20 thousand and maybe as many as 40 thousand people. As of 2013 it remains the most highly attended funeral in Oklahoma history.

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