The Story of Anna
The City of Anna is a quaint town located in the heart of Southern Illinois within thirty minutes of Interstate 57 and Interstate 24. Surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest as well as numerous historical landmarks, there are a great deal of places to explore. One of the unique attributes to the City of Anna is the small town feel you experience along with the short commutes to nearby attractions such as the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, The Lincoln Douglas Debate Site, Bald Knob Cross and many more. For more information regarding local attractions and historical landmarks, visit here.
The City of Anna was founded in 1854 and was named after Anna, the wife of Winsted Davie, a first settler. The City was incorporated in 1865. The City of Anna was known for being a hub of transportation of merchandise between Chicago and Cairo.
Although Anna is a small town, there are big things going on, including the constant development of locally own businesses. Simply taking a stroll down Main Street you will see a variety of businesses including a frozen yogurt shop, pizzerias, antique shops, a sewing and fabric store, numerous restaurants and much more. For more information regarding the local businesses we have to offer, many can be found here, Union County Chamber of Commerce.
Whether you are visiting one of our nearby schools such as SEMO, SIU-C or Shawnee Community College, enjoying a morning at our local farmer’s market, or treating yourself to a cup of our locally made coffee, we hope you relish in the home-town feel and hospitality that the City of Anna has to offer.
Word Around Town:
April 15, 2019
Union County is proud to announce the Hyper-Reach Mass Notification service to the citizens of Union County. This service was a joint purchase between Union County Emergency Services, A-J, Anna, Cobden, Dongola, Jonesboro, Lick Creek, Shawnee and Tri County School Districts, City of Anna, Village of Cobden, Village of Dongola and the City of Jonesboro. […]
April 2, 2019
Join in the fun at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt held on April 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Integrity Healthcare of Anna at 315 Brady Mill Rd. The Easter Bunny will have prizes and refreshments! Hop on over and don’t miss the fun!
March 22, 2019
Carroll P Foster VFW Post 3455 has been a part of our community for over 40 years. Over the years we have sponsored youth programs, helped families in need, and provided Honor Guard services for our departed comrades. Last year, we established a “Ruck to Remember” 5k event to remember our fallen comrades. The event was […]
Anna City Officials
Steve Hartline — Mayor
Elected April 2015
David Isom — Commissioner
Elected April 2007
Al Kamp — Commissioner
Elected April 2015
Martha Ann Webb — Commissioner
Appointed 2009, Elected April 2011
City Hall Hours:
Monday—Friday, 9am to 4pm
City Council meetings are held the first & third Tuesday of every month at the Community Center at 5PM. See the calendar for the next meeting!Click for More Info