Place:Wiggins, Morgan, Colorado, United States


Coordinates40.23°N 104.073°W
Located inMorgan, Colorado, United States
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Wiggins is a Statutory Town in Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The population was 893 at the 2010 census.

The community was established in 1882 as the Burlington railroad depot of Corona. Around 1900, Corona was renamed in honor of Oliver P. Wiggins, who served as a guide and scout for Captain John C. Frémont, on some of his explorations through northern Colorado in the 1840s. He also accompanied Kit Carson for 12 years on his expeditions. Technically, there is still a portion of the town which is Corona. It is the north side of the railroad tracks. The part to the east was named after Oliver P. Wiggins, and that is Wiggins. The whole town was never officially renamed.

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