Area code 409
North American area code 409 is a state of Texas telephone area code for numbers in the Beaumont and Galveston areas. It was created March 19, 1983, in a split from area code 713, the first since 619 split off from 714 4 months before. Initially it consisted of a horseshoe that almost completely surrounded Houston, but in 2000 it was divided into three sections. The 409 area code was retained by the eastern segment, while the central portion became area code 936 and the western portion became area code 979.
Area code 409 is also one of the few codes in the United States that is not contiguous, as the part of 409 that covers Galveston is separated from the rest of the code by the Gulf of Mexico. However, this was not due to anything like why codes like 706 or 386 are.
Counties served by this area code:
Towns and cities served by this area code:
- Anahuac, Beaumont, Bevil Oaks, Bon Wier, Bridge City, Bronson, Brookeland, Buna, Burkeville, Call, China, Colmesneil, Deweyville, Doucette, Evadale, Fannett, Fred, Galveston, Gilchrist, Groves, Hamshire, Hankamer, Hemphill, High Island, Hillister, Hitchcock, Honey Island, Jamaica Beach, Jasper, Kirbyville, Kountze, La Marque, LaBelle, Lumberton, Mauriceville, Milam, Nederland, Newton, Nome, Orange, Orangefield, Pine Forest, Pinehurst, Pineland, Pinewood Estates, Port Arthur, Port Bolivar, Port Neches, Rose City, Rose Hill Acres, Sabine Pass, Santa Fe, Silsbee, Sour Lake, Spurger, Stowell, Taylor Landing, Texas City, Tiki Island, Vidor, Village Mills, Wallisville, Warren, West Orange, Wiergate, Wildwood, Winnie, and Woodville
|Texas area codes: 210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 346, 361, 409, 430, 432, 469, 512, 682, 713, 737, 806, 817, 830, 832, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979|
|West: 281/346/713/832, 936, 979||Area code 409||East: 318, 337|
|South: Gulf of Mexico|
|Louisiana area codes: 225, 318, 337, 504, 985|