Marcola, Oregon

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Mohawk Valley Fire Station in Marcola
Mohawk Valley Fire Station in Marcola
Marcola is located in Oregon
Location within the state of Oregon
Marcola is located in the United States
Marcola (the United States)
Coordinates: 44°10′21″N 122°51′34″W / 44.17250°N 122.85944°W / 44.17250; -122.85944Coordinates: 44°10′21″N 122°51′34″W / 44.17250°N 122.85944°W / 44.17250; -122.85944
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)541 and 458

Marcola is an unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon, United States, northeast of Springfield on the Mohawk River.


The post office at this location was established in 1876 and originally called "Isabel" for early settler Isabel Applegate.[1] About 1900, a railroad was built through the Mohawk Valley and a station named Marcola was established near the post office.[1] Marcola was a name made up to honor Mary Cole, the wife of the town's founder, Columbus Cole.[1][2] In 1901, the post office name was changed to agree with the name of the station.[1]

In 1900 there was a community of Japanese people in Marcola who had come to help construct the Southern Pacific railroad line that was built into the Mohawk Valley to help the local lumber mills ship their timber.[2][3]

The 1938 National Register of Historic Places-listed Earnest Bridge, a covered bridge in the Marcola area, was featured in the 1965 James Stewart film Shenandoah.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 609. ISBN 0-87595-277-1.
  2. ^ a b Williamson, Stephen. "The Ping Yang School Bombing". Retrieved 2007-03-24.
  3. ^ "Southern Pacific's Wendling-Mohawk Division". Abandoned Railroads of the Pacific Northwest. Retrieved 2007-03-24.
  4. ^ "Earnest Bridge". Oregon Tourism Commission. Retrieved 2007-03-24.
  5. ^ Brite. Poppy Z. Courtney Love: The Real Story. Touchstone. Page 24.

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