Area code 256


Area code 256

Area code 256 was created on March 23 1998 as a split from area code 205cite news
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] . In order to allow people time to reprogram electronics such as computers, cell phones, pagers and fax machines, use of the 205 area code would continue in the 256 areas through September 28, 1998.

It covers north and northeast Alabama and includes the following metropolitan areas:

* Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area
* Huntsville Metropolitan Area
* Decatur Metropolitan Area
* The Shoals
* Gadsden Metropolitan Area
* Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Area

Counties and Cities Included

Counties

*Calhoun County - (part, some of Calhoun County is in area code 205)
*Cherokee County
*Cleburne County
*Colbert County
*Coosa County
*Cullman County
*DeKalb County
*Elmore County - (part, most of Elmore County is in area code 334)
*Etowah County - (part, some of Etowah County is in area code 205)
*Franklin County - (part, some of Franklin County is in area code 205)
*Jackson County
*Lawrence County
*Lauderdale County
*Limestone County
*Madison County
*Marshall County
*Morgan County
*Randolph County - (part, some of Randolph County is in area code 334)
*Talladega County
*Tallapoosa County - (part, some of Tallapoosa County is in area code 334)
*Winston County - (part, most of Winston County is in area code 205)

Cities

*Huntsville
*Decatur
*Gadsden
*Florence
*Madison
*Anniston
*Athens
*Scottsboro
*Arab
*Boaz
*Guntersville
*Albertville

ee also

*List of Alabama area codes
*List of NANP area codes
*North American Numbering Plan

References

External links

Area Code Box 3|State=AL
This= area code 256| N= 931
S= 205, 334
E= 706/762, 770/678
W= 662, 205
S1=TN
S2=MS
S3=GA


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