The region quickly began to develop as a consequence of the Klondike Gold Rush in the late 1890s. A city was founded in 1896 and named in honor of Russian geologist Pyotr Doroshin. By the turn of the century, the population had grown to roughly 40,000.
During the Alaskan Wars, Doroshingrad and Yukon were located on the border between the Reds and the Whites. Despite being in the crossfires, the city remained outside the control of either (making it a free city in some respects).
During the 1940s and '50s, a series of roads and railways would connect Doroshingrad with the rest of the nation. With this new access, the city's population began to grow as the standard of living increased.