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:
May 24, 2022
CEMETERY INFORMATION Ground arrangements may be placed out starting November 1, 2023 and stay down until March 1, 2024. Remember no glass or Shepherd’s Hooks and do not block the aisles. If you walk your dog, please clean up after it. The Cemetery is open from dawn till dusk. For questions, call the Anna City […]
May 24, 2022
Planning a building project? Please remember that a building permit is required to build any structure in the City limits of Anna? Stop by City Hall to pick up a zoning application or click here. If you have further questions, contact Zoning Administrator Gary Dahmer at 833-7813. Remember you must call Julie before you dig! […]
Anna City Officials
Michael Bigler — Commissioner
Elected April 2011, April 2019, & April 2023
Kathy Bryan — Commissioner
Elected April 2019 & April 2023
Steve Hartline — Mayor
Elected April 1995, April 1999, April 2003, Appointed May 2009, Elected April 2015 & April 2023
Torie Carter — Commissioner
Elected April 2023
Martha Ann Webb — Commissioner
Appointed 2009, Elected April 2011, April 2015, April 2019 & April 2023
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