||Roosevelt County New
was created 28 February 1903. It was named for Theodore Roosevelt
who was our 26th President. Roosevelt was part of the New Mexico
Rough Riders when he attacked San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American
War. Portales is the county seat. This county has major dairy operations,
agriculture, and ranching. It has an ancient history with findings
of evidence of civilizations 15,000 years old.