About This Place
Enola is a census-designated place (CDP) located along the Susquehanna River in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,627 at the 2000 census. Norfolk Southern operates Enola Yard, a large rail yard and locomotive shop in Enola. It is a suburb of Harrisburg and is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The town came into existence due to the building of rail lines through the area. Local farmer Wesley Miller sold land to the Pennsylvania Railroad and was given the honor of naming the train station. He named the station "Enola," in honor of his four-year-old daughter. Eventually, the local post office and surrounding town adopted the name as well
Enola is served by a single high school, East Pennsboro High School. Originally named Enola High School, it was built on farmland which had been owned by the Gutshall family from the late 1800s - 1940s. It is located on Shady Lane, parallel to Gutshall Road. The original one room school house is located on Wertzville Road.