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I want to get the correct spelling for a legend.

"Townsite" (one word) or "Town site"

I think Townsite is correct and always used that, though I have been told that is wrong by an editor here.
Just curious what others think the correct spelling should be ?

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Not a native English speaker, so take that in account... but I'd go for "Town site".
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I believe in the US it would usually be "Townsite", one word.

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"Townsite" (one word) or "Town site"


Dictionaries trump editors. It's townsite.

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"Townsite" (one word) or "Town site"


Dictionaries trump editors. It's townsite.


Also Wikipedia
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Fashions change in compound words, and the new coinage of yester-year may be common-place to-day. So you first check your house style exceptions file, then your publication's preferred style manual, which may in turn send you to a particular dictionary.
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