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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March 8, 2019

Girl Scout Troop #8597 from Union County, IL is currently working on earning the Girl Scout Silver Award, which is the second highest award a Girl Scout can earn.  They are planning a “That’s Trash” Community Litter Clean Up event on March 23, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will be in the […]

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February 15, 2019

Just a friendly reminder the City of Anna will start spring clean up March 4, 2019. All  arrangements left on the ground after this date will be taken up and disposed of by the cemetery staff. Contact Anna City Hall with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

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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.  […]

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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

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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