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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 Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
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.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 23.655′ N, 104° 28.833′ W. Marker is in Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on East Second Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at east city boundry. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell NM 88201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett (approx. 2.3 miles away); Justice in the Wild West (approx. 2.4 miles away); Roswell Pioneer Plaza (approx. 2.5 miles away); John Simpson Chisum (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Iron Cross (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Roswell (approx. 3.2 miles
<i>Back of </i> Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Back of Roswell Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
away); a different marker also named Roswell (approx. 6.4 miles away); Louise Massey Mabie (1902-1983) (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Roswell.
 
More about this marker. This is one of three Roswell Markers. The others are at the southern and northern city limits.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Roswell Marker
 
 
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