Cranberry Township

Cranberry Township, in the southwestern corner of Butler County, Pennsylvania, was incorporated in 1804. The community’s name is derived from the wild cranberries which used to grow in the area. Cranberry covers 15,163 acres (23.69 square miles), and has a population of approximately 28,000 – up from just 14,816 in 1990.

One reason for the township's tremendous growth is its location. Serving as the intersection of Interstate 76 (the Pennsylvania Turnpike) and 79 and Routes 19 and 228, the community is accessible from virtually anywhere. In addition, the completion of Interstate 279 in 1989 cut travel time to Pittsburgh under half an hour.

The most populated section of the township was originally known as Criders Corners. "Criders Corners" referred to the junction of the old Perry Highway (now Dutilh Road) and the Old Mars-Criders Road (now bypassed in favor of Pennsylvania Route 228). The crossroads was named for Jacob Crider (1823-1902), a trustee of Dutilh Methodist Church, who purchased 50 acres of land there in 1871. The township's current name is derived from the cranberry bogs which could be found in the area in days past. In 1753, 21-year-old George Washington, who at the time was working for the Virginia Colony’s British governor, hiked through what is now Cranberry Township along the Venango Trail. His assignment was to deliver a message to the commander of the rival French Fort LeBoeuf, ordering them to withdraw from northern Pennsylvania. The commander rejected the order, precipitating the French and Indian War which the British and their colonies ultimately won, although at great cost.

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