Dorans, Illinois

Dorans is an unincorporated community in Coles County, Illinois, United States. Dorans is located on U.S. Route 45, 5 miles (8.0 km) north-northeast of Mattoon.

Dorans, Illinois
Dorans, Illinois
Dorans, Illinois
Coordinates: 39°33′04″N 88°20′40″W
CountryUnited States
686 ft (209 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)217
GNIS feature ID407317[1]


Dorans had its start in 1878 when the railroad was extended to that point.[2] The community was named for Samuel A. Doran, the original owner of the town site.[2] A post office was established at Dorans in 1898, and remained in operation until 1935.[3]


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 96. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
  3. "Coles County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2015.

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