Data imput question
I don't know how matching of the location text field is done. I couldn't decide between "5 mi. N Branscomb" and "5 mi. N of Branscomb" Humans would have no problem matching these two data samples.
My suggestion is to type it as it's seen. I think most people will probably do it that way, so if a human ends up looking at the information they can decide what the collector meant.