Crane Hill is an unincorporated community in Cullman County, Alabama, United States, located in the southwestern portion of the county. The community of Crane Hill can trace its history back to 1806, when the first settlers recorded their land titles. This area is named after the Sandhill Crane who fished the streams and roosted on a hill located just north of Mt. Zion Road and part of the Kirby Lay property. It was from this large hill of roosting cranes that Crane Hill took its name.