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Rough and Ready is in Nevada County, in the Truckee-Grass Valley metro area.
The community was named for President Zachary Taylor, a career soldier who became known as "Old Rough and Ready" while fighting the Seminole Indians in Florida
[NOTE: This is not the only community in California named Rough and Ready. For links to other places called Rough and Ready, CA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Rough and Ready is 39.230N. The longitude is -121.135W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,890 feet.
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Nevada County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rough and Ready political report.
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