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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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December 4, 2019

The Cobden High School basketball teams and cheerleaders are hosting a “Hometown Heroes” night to show our support for our local military, police, and firefighters. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Anna Veteran’s Home, Cobden Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program, and the Cobden Fire Department. This is a great […]

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November 13, 2019

9th Annual Fundraiser for New Coats, New Hope Campaign.  Each year, hundreds of children across Southern Illinois face the cold without a warm coat.  100% of your donation will be used to purchase NEW, winter coats for children affected by abuse, neglect, disaster, or personal need.  All coats are purchased through the non-profit organization, Operation […]

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November 15, 2019

Hadley’s Haven Christmas Home Tour will be held on December 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on December 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Home tour bracelets are $10 for one home or $40 for all homes.  Bracelets are on sale now at Anna-Jonesboro National Bank, Postal Pal, Hebrewz or the night […]

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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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