Mertztown, Pennsylvania

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Mertztown, Pennsylvania
CDP
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 664
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 19539
Area code(s) 610 & 484

Mertztown is a census-designated place[1] in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is located near the borough of Topton. As of the 2010 census, the population was 664 residents.[2]

Mertztown is located in Berks County at latitude 40.506 and longitude -75.665 (Mertztown Panoramio Photos.) and its elevation is 466 feet. It appears on the Topton U.S. Geological Survey Map and is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

The former Reading Railroad that runs through the center of Mertztown, is used by Norfolk Southern, and it is a heavily used railroad branch. A branch of the Catasauqua and Fogelsville Railroad used to go through the Farmington and Klines Corner section of Mertztown but the tracks were torn up years ago.

Mertztown was founded in 1823 by Robert Mertz. The population density is .01% Black, .01% Hispanic or other, and 99.8% white. Atlas Minerals, a big mineral company, is located in Mertztown, moved to the town in 1917, and has been there ever since. The town is down to one Grocery Store, Radcliffe's Great Value, and two Hardware stores, True Value and the Menonite Hardware store.

Brandywine Heights Area High School is also located in Mertztown, as is Gateway Christian School. If you went to Brandywine in the past six years, you would know the place referred to as "the barn." The Area code is 610. The Toad Creek runs east through the village from Topton into the Little Lehigh Creek.

Social places in the area would include Mertztown Rod and Gun Club, Rockland Rod And Gun Club, The Inn At Maple Grove, and the Dryville Hotel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.census.gov/2010census/
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/#

External Sources[edit]

http://pennsylvania.hometownlocator.com/pa/berks/mertztown.cfm Coordinates: 40°30′21″N 75°39′56″W / 40.50583°N 75.66556°W / 40.50583; -75.66556