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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, May 3, 2012
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° 21.32′ N, 104° 30.619′ W. Marker is in Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on U.S. 285 0.4 miles north of East Brasher Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell NM 88203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Walker Air Force Base (approx. 1.7 miles away); New Mexico Navy Veterans Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Roswell’s First General Store and Post Office (approx. 3 miles away); Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett (approx. 3 miles away); Chaves County Court House (approx. 3 miles away); Justice in the Wild West
<i>Back of</i> Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
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.
(approx. 3 miles away); Chaves County Veterans War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); John Simpson Chisum (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
Categories. 20th CenturySettlements & Settlers
 
Roswell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. Roswell Marker
View north on US-285
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on November 28, 2014, by Robert Ky Adler of Roswell, New Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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