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.
Topton Relishes Return of Street Fair
The Topton Centennial Committeeis pleased to announce the inaugural Top Dog Festival, held in conjunction with the Topton Community Street Fair. Join the Festivities Saturday, May 16th, and celebrate the founding of Topton in 1876. Street Fair is held 8AM to 3PM Home Avenue and Smith Street, Topton rain or shine.
Participate in the hot dog eating contest or the hot dog competition. Sport a decorated bike or trike and parade down Home Avenue. Dress your pet and strut the red carpet pet event. Celebrate 50 years of Mustangs and ogle the 2015 car at the car rally. Mingle with the owners of classic cars and watch them cruise throughout Topton. Buy chances for the balloon contest and basket raffle. All while enjoying the local talent, music, yard sales, crafters and food vendors.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Topton community. The Centennial Committee purchases the banners and the Christmas lights enjoyed by all throughout Topton. Visit on Facebook for complete event details and times. www.facebook.com/toptoncentennialcommittee
Until Further Notice the Borough of Topton is enacting a Burning Ban. We ask that all residents refrain from use of outdoor firepits or chimineas. All other burning is prohibited within the borough at all times. For more information please contact the Borough Office. 610-682-2541
Showing Our Colors
Here’s your chance to help raise money for a great cause and help decide who gets a radical new hair color. Seven town officials have taken the risk of having their hair dyed a bright neon color to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. Its up to our community to decide who it is… simply make your donations in the jar of who you want to see get a new hair color. Jars are located at the Borough office, Classy Cupcakery, Jak's Diner, and the American Legion. Its that simple. Then come out to the Hoch Memorial on Home Avenue during community days on May 16th to support the cause. At 2:00 PM we’ll tally up the totals and see who has their hair dyed right there. Or you can show your support by dying your hair too. All money collected will benefit Wounded Warrior Project.
Monday - Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM