Area codes 740 and 220

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517734226 / 519260765812 / 930859606304 / 681814724419 / 567440216440234 / 330937513614740
The regions shown in blue are in Ohio.

North American Area code 740 is a telephone area code serving southeastern and central Ohio. (Columbus and rate centers in Franklin County use the 614 area code.) 740 is the area code in the Ohio cities of Athens, Belpre, Chillicothe, Circleville, Coshocton, Delaware, Gallipolis, Heath, Ironton, Jackson, Lancaster, Laurelville, Logan, Marietta, Marion, Mount Vernon, Nelsonville, Newark, Newcomerstown, Pataskala, Portsmouth, Rockbridge, Steubenville, Washington Court House, Zanesville, Shadyside and surrounding areas.

History[edit]

Area code 740 was established on December 6, 1997; it split from area code 614 in 1998. On November 7, 2013, it was announced that the 740 area code would run out of numbers sometime in 2015. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chose to remedy the situation by implementing an overlay with area code 220, effective April 22, 2015. This requires all calls within the numbering plan area to be dialed using the full ten-digit telephone number.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feran, Tim (December 12, 2013). "Area code 220 will be interspersed with old 740". The Columbus Dispatch. Columbus, Ohio: New Media Investment Group. Retrieved December 12, 2013.

External links[edit]

Ohio area codes: 216, 220/740, 234/330, 380/614, 419/567, 440, 513, 937
North: 419/567, 330/234
West: 937, 614 area code 740 East: 304/681
South: 606, 304/681
Kentucky area codes: 270/364, 502, 606, 859
Pennsylvania area codes: 215/267/445, 223/717, 272/570, 412, 484/610, 724, 814, 878
West Virginia area codes: 304/681

Coordinates: 39°0′0″N 82°30′0″W / 39.00000°N 82.50000°W / 39.00000; -82.50000