Mertztown is a census-designated place in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is located near the borough of Topton. As of the 2010 census, the population was 664 residents.Mertztown is located in Berks County at latitude 40.506 and longitude -75.665 and its elevation is 466 feet. It appears on the Topton U.S. Geological Survey Map and is in the Eastern time zone.The former Reading Railroad that runs through the center of Mertztown, is used by Norfolk Southern as the Reading Line, 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.
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