Area code 859


Area code 859

Area code 859 serves the state of Kentucky. On a touch-tone phone, the numbers 859 correspond to the letters UKY, which stands for the University of Kentucky, located in Lexington.

Area code 859 was split from area code 606 in 1999. Its service area encompasses the following Kentucky counties (the boundary closely, but not exactly, tracks county lines):

*Boone County
*Bourbon County
*Boyle County
*Campbell County
*Clark County
*Fayette County (coterminous with the city of Lexington)
*Gallatin County
*Garrard County
*Grant County
*Harrison County
*Jessamine County
*Kenton County
*Madison County
*Mercer County
*Montgomery County
*Nicholas County
*Pendleton County
*Washington County
*Woodford County

Among the cities in the 859 area code, besides Lexington, are Nicholasville, Richmond, Danville, Covington, Florence, Mount Sterling and other parts of north central Kentucky.

ee also

Area Code Box 2 | State = KY | This = area code 859
N = 513, 937
W = 502, 812
E = 606
S = 270
S1 = IN | S2 = OH


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