205 South Callowhill Street
Topton, Pennsylvania 19562
610 - 682 - 2541

Welcome to Topton!

About The Borough of Topton

In 1754, Berks County became incorporated. Settlers lived in "long swamp". Farms were found to be underlaid with iron ore and as many as 100 mines opened in  the area. Villages and hamlets were established and the area became known as "Longswamp" in 1761. In 1854, the Allentown Railroad Company constructed a railroad from Allentown to join the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad.

In 1859, the East Penn Railroad was extended from Reading to Allentown. On May 19th of that year, Judge George Stitzel, while inspecting the railroad, suggested to the community at the highest elevation be called Topton. In February 1876, the Borough of Topton was created. Topton, located in the northeast corner of Berks County, is surrounded by Longswamp Township, except for a small corner which is adjacent to Maxatawny Township. The population according to a 2010 census is 2,069.


The Borough of Topton is currently hiring a Seasonal Grounds/Public Works Position.  Applicants must be 18 years of age with a valid driver's license, subject to background checks and drug and alcohol screenings.  Position starts at $10.00 an hour, roughly 30 hours per week, weather permitting.  For more information or to submit an application contact Marcus Dolny at the Borough Office at  205 S. Callowhill St. Topton, PA 19562, 610-682-2541.  Submissions must be received by 5:00PM April 8, 2016.


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Upcoming Events

"Once Upon a Tree" Cantata
Time: 19:00:00
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 121 Home Ave. Topton, PA. For more information call 610-682-7352
Egg Hunt
Time: 10:00:00
Annual Egg Hunt at the Topton Community Park, sponsored by Topton Community Outreach Club.
100TH Anniversary Banquet
Time: 18:00:00
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at 121 Home Avenue Topton, PA. Catered by Janelle's featuring "REMEMBER WHEN" program sharing memories about Trinity's history. Tickets available in the church office.