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Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania

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Cranberry Township is a municipality in Butler County, Pennsylvania. The population was 33,087 as of the 2020 census. Cranberry Township is one of the fastest-growing areas of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. History In 1753, George Washington, then 21, was working for the Virginia Colony's British governor and hiked through what is now Cranberry Township along the Venango Path. His assignment was to deliver a message to the commander of the rival French Fort LeBoeuf that ordered the French to withdraw from northern Pennsylvania. The commander rejected the order, precipitating the French and Indian War, which the British and their colonies ultimately won but at a great cost. The township's name derives from the wild cranberries that were abundant along the banks of Brush Creek prior to the 20th century. For centuries, the cranberries had attracted deer, which, in turn, attracted Native American hunters. However, drought and farming combin
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