|place = locality|
|A named place that has no population.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
How to map
Place a node at the appropriate location and add a place=locality tag together with name=*. wikipedia=*, note=*, source=*, and similar tags are strongly encouraged to explain the use of place=locality.
Examples of use
place=locality is used in the United States to describe locations of former human settlements for which all taggable features are gone, but which still see use (and/or have value) as named locations. This is most frequent in the case of former hamlets, or for historical railroad stations or railroad junction locations. There may or may not be contemporary road signs which indicate the existence of the location. There may be other named and taggable elements near its location, such as a cemetery. GNIS is a common source of such locations, as are USGS topo maps and historical plat maps.
When not to use this tag
To define any feature that already has a suitable tag schema in OpenStreetMap. For example:
For populated places see place=*. For a name that is associated with a natural or physical feature it is better to add a name=* to the element that describes that feature. If a name isn't rendered for the populated place or named feature, this is a problem with the map renderer itself, as described below:
Don't use place=locality just to force a name to appear on a feature
Although place=locality will always show a locality's name in Openstreetmap-carto, this does not justify tagging for the renderer when a taggable feature doesn't show its name on the map. In these cases, the renderers themselves should be fixed/upgraded, along lines of "please render the name=* on this tagged feature".