Chaves County Court House
The Beaux Arts style court house was built in 1911 and dedicated in 1912 in time for New Mexico's entry into the Union as the 47th State. The court house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Chaves County was created from land in Lincoln County on February 25, 1889. It was named after José Francisco Chaves, a soldier, lawyer and Representative to Congress from New Mexico Territory. He was named State Historian in 1903 and was assassinated in 1904. Roswell is the county seat.