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 Borough 1876-1976 Centennial


“Welcome to our Topton Borough website. Topton is a 147-year-old tightknit community consisting of approximately 2,000 residents. We are proud of the partnerships that have been formed throughout our community with our schools, local businesses, faith organizations, service organizations, and citizens. Please take some time to go through our site and read over all of the wonderful things that Topton has to offer. Also, please visit one of our local businesses or community events to see for yourself just how special Topton is. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Borough Office at 610-682-2541. Thank you for visiting our website and I look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.”
Guy R. MillerBorough of Topton Mayor