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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. Touch 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 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Iron Cross (approx. 5.3 miles away); N.M. 200th Coast Artillery AA Regt. (approx. 5.7 miles away); Chaves County Gulf War Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Chaves County Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Roswell Pioneer Plaza (approx. 5.7 miles away); Humble Beginnings (approx. 5.7 miles away); Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett (approx. 5.7 miles away); Roswell’s First General Store and Post Office (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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