Area code 317

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Approximate service area of Area Code 317 is in red.

Area code 317 is a North American Numbering Plan area code for central Indiana. It serves most of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, including Indianapolis itself and Marion County and all or part of Boone, Hancock, Hamilton, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Morgan, and Shelby counties.

History[edit]

Originally, 317 covered the northern two-thirds of Indiana, while area code 812 served southern Indiana. In the first split of the area code system since its 1947 inception, northern Indiana received 219 the following year. Despite Indianapolis's rapid growth and increased number demand, no further changes were made to 317 until February 1, 1997, when most of central Indiana received 765, with the Indianapolis area retaining 317.[1] As a result, 317 is the only one of Indiana's six area codes that does not border another state.

The number pool for 317 is currently expected to exhaust in 2017, by which time a split or an overlay may be necessary.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sbc.com/gen/general?pid=1718&phase=check SBC information. Accessed May 11, 2006

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Indiana area codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812(/930)
North: 765
West: 765 area code 317 East: 765
South: 812

Coordinates: 39°46′06″N 86°09′29″W / 39.768333°N 86.158056°W / 39.768333; -86.158056