|Coordinates: 39°33′04″N 88°20′40″W|
|Elevation||686 ft (209 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||407317|
Dorans had its start in 1878 when the railroad was extended to that point. The community was named for Samuel A. Doran, the original owner of the town site. A post office was established at Dorans in 1898, and remained in operation until 1935.
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