Enola is a census-designated place (CDP) located along the Susquehanna River in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,111 at the 2010 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 HarrisburgCarlisleMetropolitan Statistical Area. The town came into existence due to the building of rail lines through the area. Local farmers Francis and Wesley Miller sold 2 acres to the Pennsylvania Railroad to be used as a flag station. Mr. Miller was given the honor of naming the train station. He named the station "Enola," in honor of his four-year-old daughter, Enola Francis Miller. Eventually, the local post office and surrounding town adopted the name as well.