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Near Roswell in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Roswell

Population 50,000 -- Elevation 3,612

 
 
Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 27, 2010
1. Roswell Marker
Inscription. Roswell was a watering place for the Pecos Valley cattle drives of the 1870s and 1880s. It was incorporated in 1891 and is seat of Chaves County, named for Col. J. Francisco Chaves, Civil War soldier and delegate to the U. S. Congress from the Territory of New Mexico. In the 1930s, Dr. Robert Goddard conducted experiments in liquid fuel rocket flights here.
 
Location. 33° 28.81′ N, 104° 31.195′ W. Marker is near Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 285 and U.S. 70, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 285. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell NM 88201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Iron Cross (approx. 5.3 miles away); Roswell Pioneer Plaza (approx. 5.7 miles away); Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett (approx. 5.7 miles away); Justice in the Wild West (approx. 5.7 miles away); John Simpson Chisum (approx. 5.8 miles away); a different marker also named Roswell (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Roswell (approx. 8.7 miles away); Louise Massey Mabie (1902-1983) (approx. 11.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roswell.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceSettlements & Settlers
 
Location of Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 27, 2010
2. Location of Roswell Marker
 
 
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