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.

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September 5, 2019

The not-for-profit group, Honor Wreaths for Veterans and Wreaths Across America is asking for help to ensure fallen veterans are remembered and honored this Christmas. Each December, on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out locally through a wreath-laying ceremony at Mounds National Cemetery.  The City of […]

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September 9, 2019

The AJ Homecoming Parade will be held on September 27, 2019 starting at 1 p.m.  The parade will start at Rusty’s at the Anna City Park and proceed West on Davie St. then turn South on Main St.  The parade will end at High St.  For more information contact AJ High School at 833-8502 or […]

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September 11, 2019

Project Stocking Stuffer 2019 Craft Fair will be held at the Anna Jr. High School on September 28, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission, featuring local vendors, crafts, concessions and more.  Come out for a fun filled day. For more information contact the Anna Jr. High School at 833-6812.

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Anna City Officials

Michael Bigler — Commissioner

Elected April 2019

Kathy Bryan — Commissioner

Elected April 2019

Steve Hartline — Mayor

Appointed May 2009, Elected April 2015

Bryan Miller — Commissioner

Elected April 2019

Martha Ann Webb — Commissioner

Appointed 2009, Elected April 2011

City Hall Hours:

Monday—Friday, 9am to 4pm

Meetings Schedule

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!

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