city in SE N.Mex.: near the reputed site of a crash (1947) of an aircraft thought by some to have been a UFO
Origin of Roswellafter Roswell Smith, whose son, Van C. Smith, settled there in 1871
A city of southeast New Mexico southeast of Albuquerque. It grew after the discovery of a nearby aquifer in 1891 and is popularly known for an alleged 1947 UFO sighting.