Founded in 1765 by Charles & Henry Shoemaker, Shoemakersville was incorporated as a Borough in 1921. Shoemakersville is located in northern Berks County on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. PA Route 61 passes through the borough, leading south 12 miles (19 km) to Reading, and north 4 miles (6 km) to Interstate 78 in Hamburg.

Shoemakersville has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), of which 0.023 square miles (0.06 km2), or 3.96%, is water. The population according to the 2020 census is 1,360.

Borough Office
846 Main Street
Shoemakersville, PA 19555


Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Borough Manager                                                                                                      Paul Gruber

Borough Secretary & Open Records Officer
Melissa Wagner

For emergencies, please call 911.  You may also contact the PA State Police directly at 610-562-6885.

For after hour borough concerns, please call 610-562-1359.

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