Marblehead, MA utilizes an area code overlay in which area codes 339 and 781 serve the same geographic area. The area code overlay in use today was put into service on May 02, 2001 at which time area code 339 was created as an overlay of area code 781. Area code 781 was put into service in 1997. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in Arlington, MA because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.
In addition to Marblehead, MA area codes 339 and 781 serve east-central Massachusetts, and the suburbs of Boston including Arlington, Braintree, Burlington, Dedham, Lexington, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Needham, Norwood, Randolph, Revere, Saugus, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Wellesley, Weymouth, Winchester, and Woburn in addition to many smaller communities within the service area.
Marblehead, MA is located in Essex County and observes the Eastern Time Zone. View our Times by Area Code tool.