Area code 765

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Area code 765 is a North American Numbering Plan area code for most of central Indiana. It currently serves a horseshoe-shaped region of 20 counties surrounding the Indianapolis area, which is served by area code 317. Some cities included are Marion, Anderson, Crawfordsville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Muncie, Carthage, Richmond, Winchester, and West Lafayette.

History[edit]

Prior to 1997, 317 covered all of Central Indiana. Eventually, population growth and increased number demand necessitated a split for the region. Beginning on February 1, 1997, with mandatory dialing effective June 28, the greater Indianapolis area retained 317 and the remainder of Central Indiana split off into area code 765.[1] The creation of 765 came amid some fanfare, as it was Indiana's first new area code in 49 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sbc.com/gen/general?pid=1718&phase=check SBC information. Accessed May 11, 2006
Indiana area codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812(/930)
North: 219, 574, 260
West: 217 area code 765 East: 937
South: 317, 812
Ohio area codes: 216, 220, 234, 330, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937
Illinois area codes: 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872