Area code 540

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North American telephone area code 540 serves the northwestern and southwestern portions of the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the communities of

Buchanan, Buena Vista, Cave Spring, Eagle Rock, Fincastle, Floyd County, Fredericksburg, Franklin County, Giles County, Greenville, Harrisonburg, King George, Lexington, Madison, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Radford, Roanoke County, Salem, Springwood, Staunton, Warren, Waynesboro, and Winchester, as well as most of Augusta, Caroline, Culpeper, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Rockbridge, Orange, Louisa, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Rockingham, and Shenandoah counties. It also serves western Loudoun County, most of which is in area code 703.

It was established July 15, 1995 as a split from area code 703. It was then itself split on September 1, 2001 to create area code 276.

Area code 757Area codes 410 and 443Area codes 240 and 301Area codes 304 and 681Area code 202Area code 434Area code 276Area code 804Area codes 571 and 703The area colored red indicates the northern region of Virginia served by area code 540
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Virginia area codes: 276, 434, 540, 571/703, 757, 804
North: 304/681
West: 276, 304/681 540 East: 571/703, 240/301
South: 434, 804
Maryland area codes: 240/301, 410/443/667
West Virginia area codes: 304/681