Near Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico
Welcome to the wide-open spaces of eastern New Mexico. Each blue square on the map below is 40 acres. Chaves County is in the southeastern quarter New Mexico. The population was 48,366 at the 2010 census. It is a center for irrigation farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, distribution, and petroleum production. It is also the home of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), founded in 1891.