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Dorsey is an unincorporated community in Madison County located in Moro Township north of Bethalto. It was named for frontier settler Samuel L. Dorsey,((Edward Callary, Place Names of Illinois.  (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2010), 96.)) and it has had a post office since 1857.((“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,
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