Most of the “near” ones for part of my tree go way back when locating a place was by saying it was near some known town – early 19th C. If I find in GeoNames website, I drop the “near” from PLAC. I don’t use Google Maps but keep that in mind. ADDR vs NOTE, hear you but will stay consistent in use for that.
Will do a check that all are removed when I return to my own file. And if I’m doing edit for Royals record anyway, will modify.