Marcola Oregon is an unincorporated town in Lane County to the northeast of Springfield on the Mohawk River. Marcola Road runs through the community along the river and has easy access into neighboring Springfield and carries through to Linn County.
The community is known for offering larger lot sizes with many lots protected at 5 acre parcel minimums, framing opportunities with rich soils, views of the Marcola Hills, forested & river access properties. Courtney Love spent a couple years of her youth living on a commune in the Marcola area while her mother attended the University or Oregon.
Earnest Bridge in Marcola & Wendling Bridge in the neighboring community of Wendling are two popular covered bridges that are on the National Register of Historic Places and are popular points of interest.
History of the Area:
The Marcola post office was established in 1876 and originally called “Isabel” after an early settler Isabel Applegate. Around 1900, a railroad was built through the Mohawk Valley and the station and called Marcola, a name made up to honor Mary Cole, the wife of the town’s founder, Columbus Cole. In 1901, the post office name was changed to a line with the name of the train station
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Shotgun Creek Recreation Site offers hiking, picnicking, family gatherings, sand volleyball, softball, playground, horseshoe pits, and seasonal water play. The site offers 23 individual picnic sites and 6.43 miles of hiking trail in a lush, forest setting, coupled with comforts of an urban park at this day-use site. For larger groups and events there are 2 large group day-use shelters available for rent, each equipped with a fireplace, lights, sinks, potable water, and picnic tables that can accommodate up to 112 people comfortably.
Mohawk Junior/ Senior High School
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