I tag many of my photos with GPS coordinates before bringing them into Lightroom. When I bring the images into Lightroom, the name of the location (City, State, Country, etc.) appear faintly if the Metadata panel is set to location as shown in the attached image. I then have to click on each subdivision of the location to bring this information into brighter white and make it part of the image metadata. This is very time consuming with a lot of images. If there are several taken with the exact same GPS location, they can all be selected and clicked on, but it's difficult to find the exact same ones. Is there a faster way of doing this?
Unfortunately, there is not a faster way of doing this. Many people have complained about this design misfeature; see these threads in the official Adobe feedback forum:
You could add your vote and opinion to the first thread, but given that the issue has been present for over 3 years, it seems unlikely Adobe will ever fix this.
Many LR users use Geosetter or the Geoencoding Support plugin.
Actually, you lead me to the answer. In the first thread was a reference to Jeffrey's Geoencoding plug in which I've used for a long time to encode my images, but never thought about its reverse properties. It solves my problem.