Introduction to Anna, Illinois
Anna, Illinois, in Union County, is 98 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri.
In 1854, Anna was given its present name in honor of the wife of its founder. It is the largest city in Union County, which was established in 1818. During the Civil War, Anna was the site of several army camps.
Anna and nearby Attractions
- Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Tilghman Civil War Museum
- Giant City State Park
- Museum of the American Quilter's Society
- Trail of Tears State Forest
- Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
Things To Do In Anna
The Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site and Fort Kaskaskia are all accessible from Anna. Local parks and recreational spots include the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Mermet Lake State Conservation Area, the Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Kinkaid Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Giant City State Park and the Ferne Clyffe State Park. In addition, Anna hosts the Union County Fair every August.
Air transportation is available from the Williamson County Regional Airport.
Anna Higher Education
Murray State University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are the local universities.