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.

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.

Junior Council Person Application

Tree Lighting and Christmas caroling

Topton Tree Lighting and Christmas Caroling - December 11th

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Office Hours

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

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Santa Claus
Time: 10:00:00
Santa Claus is coming to the Topton Mini Museum!! Come visit Santa at 44 W. Keller St. (snow date December 17th)
Topton Tree Lighting
Time: 16:00:00
Come join the Brandywine Heights Community Task Force & Topton Borough for Christmas caroling and annual tree lighting at the Topton Community Park. Food Drive and visit from Santa Claus. Refreshments after caroling at Trinity Lutheran Church.