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.
Borough of Topton Junior Council Person Program
The Junior Council Person program provides a high school junior the opportunity to engage in borough government and develop leadership skills. For more information please see application. Applications are due by close of business day on December 21, 2016. Applications can be picked up in the Borough of Topton office or printed and returned to Borough office. Any questions please contact the Topton Borough Office at 610-682-2541.
Tree Lighting and Christmas caroling
Topton Tree Lighting and Christmas Caroling - December 11th
Utility Scam Reminder
Please take a moment to read this article provided by First Energy regarding utility scams.
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