A LITTLE ABOUT 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.
WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website! Topton is a 134 year old Pennsylvania town consisting of approximately 2200 residents. We take pride in our successful partnerships forged among city government, our business community, our schools, faith community, citizens, and service organizations. As you find your way through our site, please contact our Borough Secretary with any questions you may have at email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you at one of our many local businesses or just relaxing in the park.