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Dorans, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Illinois
County Coles
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 217
GNIS feature ID 407317

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 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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