Rancho Cordova is located in the state of California and a city in Sacramento County. The town forms part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Area and is also the Sacramento area's largest sub-center for employment and has attracted over 50,000 commuters. The area where the present-day Rancho Cordova was initially called Mayhew's Crossing and Hangtown Crossing during the Goldrush era in California. Located in the central part of the Rancho Rio de Los Americanos, the city was named as Cordova Vineyard. In the mid-19th century California during the Gold Rush era, there are certain Placer mining activities that took place in the Rancho Cordova area wherein some of the traces of the disturbance are still existent. The city has been called for many years as Mills because of the old grist mills that were located close along the river.
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