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 is chartered as a Township of the Second Class under the Pennsylvania Municipal Code. It 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. The township also includes part of the considerably smaller former town of Ogle, and other small areas formerly known as Fernway and Fox Run.

George Washington, and Christopher Gist reportedly traveled through Cranberry Township prior to the French and Indian War.


Cranberry Township, PA
United States
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Events around here:
Buckethead @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Apr 23 2018 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
John Popper of Blues Traveler @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Apr 24 2018 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
The Cadillac Three @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Apr 26 2018 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
Jon Langston @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Apr 27 2018 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
Russell Dickerson @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Apr 28 2018 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA

What's Nearby?

Step back in time, to the schooldays of 1874 with a visit to the Sample Schoolhouse.

We are a group dedicated to providing and promoting the arts in Cranberry Township and the surrounding regions.

Speedpro Imaging is the leader in large format digital printing and graphics.  We offer complete design, large format printing, and installation services.


Those visiting, traveling to, moving to/within, or passing through northern Pittsburgh will find comfortable, well-appointed, incredibly well-priced rooms with weekly rates, monthly rates, and nightly rates that are specifically designed to save guests more for each consecutive night they stay.

In 1947, Andrew Mathew Sr. opened his jewelry store in the town of Zelienople.