Place:Chaves, New Mexico, United States

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Chaves County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 65,645. Its county seat is Roswell. Chaves County was named for Colonel Jose Francisco Chaves, a military leader here during the U.S. Civil War and later in Navajo campaigns. Created by Territorial Legislature, Feb. 25, 1889, out of land from the county of Lincoln. The county's area comprises 6,071 sq mi, making it the fourth largest county in the state.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1889 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1891 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1900 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1900 4,773
1910 16,850
1920 12,075
1930 19,549
1940 23,980
1950 40,605
1960 57,649
1970 43,335
1980 51,103
1990 57,849

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