Hanna City was founded in 1882 and was named after William Hanna [b. 1827] who was President of the Peoria-Farmington Railroad, which ran through Hanna City. While originally a farming community, coal was soon discovered under the town. The coal mine was a major factor in the early years of the town and kept it thriving for more than half a century.
Rails to Trails
Some of you might have heard of the Hanna City Rails-to-Trails project. This is a great quality-of-life project that will convert an abandoned rail line that runs from Bellevue to Middlegrove into a multi-use trail. The project is gaining steam (bad railroad pun), but they need help. Would you consider signing a petition showing your support for the project. You can find it here: http://tiny.cc/buildthetrail
Veteran’s Memorial Committee
Judd Isbell, Co-Chairman
Phil McAlearney, Co-Chairman
Rod Weaver, Site Construction
Andrew Myers, Site Construction
Thank you to all of the local businesses for their support of the memorial.
Also, thanks for all the donations received from families and individuals.