Cranesville is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 638 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Cranesville is the birthplace of Olympic gold medalist John Williams.
Cranesville was named after its founder, Fowler Crane. On May 31, 1985 the borough was devastated by an F4 tornado which killed three people in Cranesville and another nine in nearby Albion.
Cranesville is located in southwestern Erie County at 41°54′12″N 80°20′50″W (41.903313, -80.347089). It is bordered to the west by Conneaut Township and to the north, east, and south by Elk Creek Township. The borough of Albion is 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Cranesville.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.51%, is water.
Pennsylvania Route 18 (Meadville Street) passes through the center of the borough, leading north 7 miles (11 km) to Girard and south 12 miles (19 km) to Conneautville. The city of Erie is 25 miles (40 km) northeast via PA 18, Interstate 90, and Interstate 79.