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.

CPR Class

The Borough of Topton and Topton Volunteer Fire Company are partnering to host a CPR Certification Training course on November 7th from 6-9pm a the Topton Volunteer Fire Company. This course is for participants 14 years and older.  The cost is $30 per person.

The AHA's Heartsaver CPR AED Course is a classroom, Instructor-led course designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) use in a safe, timely, and effective manner.  Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.  The course covers CPR and AED use in Adults, Children and Infants.  Along with Opioid overdoses and choking.

If interested, please return this form.  Questions? Contact Trynda at toptonrec@ptd.net.

Leaf Pick-Up

The Borough of Topton will begin leaf pick-up on Wednesday October 31st.  For more information please view the flyer.  Leaf Pick-Up Flyer

Nearly $1M awarded to build path through Topton's park

The Borough of Topton is so excited to announce they were awarded a grant thanks to Governor Tom Wolf and PennDOT. Our office, along with Superintendent Andrew Potteiger are fortunate to have the expertise of Mary Himmelberger and team from Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.assisting us in the preparation, which led to this wonderful opportunity. Not only will this play a major role in our park project, creating safe routes throughout our town, but it will also help provide and secure a safe route for our children to reach the Brandywine Elementary and Brandywine Heights Intermediate & Middle Schools. ~Borough Manager Marcus Dolny


Spotted Lanternfly Information

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Office Hours

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

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Borough of Topton Monthly Meeting
Time: 19:00:00
The Borough of Topton will hold it's monthly council meeting for general purpose and the introduction of the proposed 2019 budget.
Topton Scarecrow Contest
Time: 12:00:00
Have your scarecrow set up and visible from the road by Tuesday, October 30th by 12pm. Winners will be announced on October 31st!
CPR Class
Time: 18:00:00
The class will be held at the Topton Fire Co. Cost is $30.00 a person. Registration due by October 31st.