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Dorsey

December 15, 2017

Last modified: December 15, 2017

Dorsey is an unincorporated community in Madison County located in Moro Township north of Bethalto. It was named for frontier settler Samuel L. Dorsey,1 and it has had a post office since 1857.2

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1. Edward Callary, Place Names of Illinois.  (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2010), 96.
2. “Madison County”. Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
Cite this article: Nichol Allen and Ben Ostermeier, "Dorsey," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified December 15, 2017, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/encyclopedia/dorsey/.
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