Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Topton, Borough of municipality or lower Borough no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jan 18, 1877 Jan 19, 1877 6

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Berks, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Berks County, Pennsylvania 85 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201177104 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4277104 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1214932 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1189663 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1181988 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 061893 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Longswamp, Township of Reduction Jan 19, 1877
View Expansion Longswamp, Township of Reduction Dec 14, 1914
View Expansion Longswamp, Township of Reduction Jun 22, 1928
View Expansion Longswamp, Township of Reduction Apr 23, 1952
View Expansion Maxatawny, Township of Reduction Apr 23, 1952
View Expansion Longswamp, Township of Reduction Jul 7, 1959
View Expansion Longswamp, Township of Reduction Jan 18, 1960
View Expansion Longswamp, Township of Reduction Feb 8, 1963

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Jan 19, 1877

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Maxatawny Township 1742 Creation yes+ Sep 1742
View New County Berks County 1752 Creation yes Mar 11, 1752
View New Township Longswamp Township 1761 Creation yes+ May 1761
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Berks County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1952

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 184: Declaring the annexation of outlots of a section of land in the Township of Longswamp lying adjacent to the Borough of Topton, and the admission of the section which the petitioners and others own to the Borough of Topton, which said section shall forever hereafter be deemed, taken and allowed to be a part of the Borough of Topton and subject to the jurisdiction and government of the borough authorities of said Borough of Topton, as fully and with like effect as if the same originally had been part of the Borough of Topton Nov 2, 1914 Nov 2, 1914
View Ordinance 203: Annexing certain territory in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Topton and amending the topographical survey of the Borough by placing the same thereon Oct 5, 1925 Oct 5, 1925 p. 210–211
View Ordinance 204: Changing the Topographical Survey of the Borough of Topton by adding thereto certain territory recently annexed to the Borough Oct 5, 1925 Oct 6, 1925
View Ordinance 270: Annexing to the Borough of Topton a section of Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, immediately adjacent thereto, and being herein more fully bounded and described Feb 4, 1952 Feb 4, 1952
View Ordinance 308: Annexing to the Borough of Topton, a section of Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, immediately adjacent thereto, and being herein more fully bounded and described Jul 6, 1959 Jul 6, 1959
View Ordinance 309: Annexing to the Borough of Topton, a section of Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, immediately adjacent thereto, and being herein more fully bounded and described Dec 14, 1959 Dec 14, 1959
View Ordinance 333: Annexing to the Borough of Topton a section of Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, immediately adjacent thereto and surrounded on three sides thereof, and being hereinafter more fully bounded and described Jan 7, 1963 Jan 7, 1963

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Feb 5, 2013

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Topton Borough 17500449 280 285

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Home Rule (County) Berks County Proposed 1991 Home Rule no 1991–1993