Area code 502

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This article is about the American area code. For the country code, see Telephone numbers in Guatemala.
Approximate service area of Area Code 502 is in red.

Area code 502 serves north central Kentucky, primarily Louisville, its suburbs, and the state capital of Frankfort. Its service area encompasses the following Kentucky counties (the boundary closely, but not exactly, tracks county lines):

Parts of Hardin and Meade counties are also served by this area code,[1] specifically:

  • The Fort Knox Army base, which also spreads into Bullitt County
  • The city of Muldraugh, located in Meade County and surrounded by Fort Knox
  • The city of West Point in Hardin County and its surrounding area, which is cut off from the rest of Hardin County by Fort Knox

Besides Louisville and Frankfort, major cities in the 502 territory include Georgetown, Shelbyville, and Bardstown. Georgetown is a long-distance call to other cities in the 502 area code, but not Lexington, which is in the 859 area code.

The area code was one of the first established in October 1947, initially covering the entire state of Kentucky.[2] The eastern half of the state split off as area code 606 in 1954,[3] while the western half split off as 270 in 1999.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "364 will be Kentucky's newest area code - New number will cover western portion of current area code 270" (Press release). Kentucky Public Service Commission. 2007-06-13. Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ [2][dead link]
  4. ^ "Planning Letter 155: Split of 502 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) in Kentucky" (PDF). Lockheed Martin (North American Numbering Plan Administration). February 1, 1999. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 

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Kentucky area codes: 270/364, 502, 606, 859
North: 812/930
West: 812 Area code 502 East: 859
South: 270/364, 859
Indiana area codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812/930