post office of this community was once known as Isabel
for Isbel Applegate, an early settler. It was established
in January 1876. About Marcola was established near the
post office. As a result of this, the post office name
was changed on January 25, 1901, to agree with the station
name. The wife of the founder of the town was Mary Cole,
and the name Marcola was made up in her honor.