Annville is a Jackson county community about seven miles south of McKee on Pond Creek. A Chinquapin Rough post office opened in 1878, named for the local chinquapin trees, and was renamed Annville in 1886 for resident Nancy Ann Johnson. Annville was incorporated in 1988 and dissolved in 2000. The population of the town before dissolution in 2000 was 589. The population of the Annville Census Designated Place was 1,095 in 2010.
Annville was the site of the Annville Institute, the college of the Reformed Church of America. It opened in 1909 and operated until 1978. The Annville Institute campus is now used by several organizations.
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