Counties cannot be added to Project

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Description of problem (please provide a set of steps we can use to replicate the issue and make as many as you need.): Certain counties are not showing up when you search for them to add them to a project. There has already been a place created for them

Step 1: I was looking at adding all of the counties in the general area of East Texas to a new project. Upon searching for them, all showed up say for Franklin Co, TX. (see photo 2)

Step 2: I looked to see if a place has been created for the location and it already exists (see photo 1). It has also been added to projects.

Step 3:

Welcome to the forum! I’m able to find it for a traditional project but it looks like you’re using a collection project. Did you try searching for “Franklin County, US, TX”? It looks like there’s lots of Franklin Counties and it might not be visible in that search.

Yes, I did, and nothing showed up. The options listed are all that are available. I also looked for “Franklin County, TX, US” and nothing showed up. Also sorry for not clarifying that!

How about now? I edited its actual name (“Franklin”), not its Display Name. It’s working for me:


That fixed it. Thanks!

We need to figure out a way to either improve the search functionality here (it’s not the first time it’s happened) or use a script to change US county place names (not the display name) and add the “US, [state]” to them.