Definition of townsite

: the site of a town each townsite must be selected with an eye to irrigation— R. A. Billington specifically : a tract of land laid out with streets and subdivided into lots for the development of a town laid out a townsite on part of his extensive holdings American Guide Series: Louisiana

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First Known Use of townsite

1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Townsite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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