Population 50,000 - Elevation 3,612Roswell 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.
|Placed By||New Mexico Historic Preservation Division|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13S E 548308 N 3695115|
|Decimal Degrees||33.39425000, -104.48055000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 23.655', W 104° 28.833'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 23' 39.30" N, 104° 28' 49.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2809 E 2nd St, Roswell NM 88201, US|
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