Glen Eden

Glen Eden is perhaps the least known of Cranberry's 4 hamlets. It does not appear on the 1874 map, which shows the Ogle Post Office and residents Crider and Henderson in place. Glen Eden appears on the 1941 (portion shown below) and 1959 Butler County maps. The origin of the name is unknown, however it is interesting to note that Moses Bartram, the original patentee of three parcels (lots 67, 68 & 69) totaling 638 acres and 12 perches [1] in the Glen Eden area, also was original patentee of Alexander [2] lot 88, which he named "Eden". This lot is just south of the Butler County line and is south of the Parkwood Drive straight leg at Freedom Road.

Glen Eden portion of 1941 Butler County Map

[1] A perch or rod is 16.5 feet in length. When used to calculate area, a perch refers to a square perch. There are 160 square perches in an acre.

[2] Deputy Surveyor William Alexander and crew.