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:
June 7, 2018
In 2016 the City of Anna passed Ordinance 2016-10 permitting the use of certain non-highway vehicles on certain streets and roads within it’s corporate limits. With this ordinance there are regulations in effect to help keep our community safe, some of them include having current liability insurance for the vehicle, the operator must be 21 […]
September 28, 2018
The City of Anna would like to encourage the community to visit the events being held in the local area for the annual Colorfest weekend October 12th through 14th! The Kids Fest will be held on October 13th, in the Anna City Park featuring the annual Wiener Dog Race as well as the Fashion Show. […]
August 29, 2018
The Anna Police Department asks that you make Back to School Safety a priority by reminding motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. Please be courteous and cautious when approaching cross walks and stop for loading and unloading school buses. And as always, reduce any distractions inside […]
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