A tract of land authorized to be developed as a town and then surveyed and marked out with streets (noun)
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Use "townsite" in a sentence
"Higher densities would be allowed in the existing townsite, which is 120 acres, plus 1,000 acres of adjacent uplands."
"Goaded by two Wobbly speakers, four hundred workers from both shifts repaired to the Anderson Brothers mess hall, where they voted to strike, elected a committee to draw up a list of demands, and dispatched a delegation to pass the word to the work camps situated around the Boulder City townsite."
"As the spring of 1931 turned to summer, the townsite taking shape at the crown of the wash looked to the residents occupying its base in Ragtown like a mirage."