Hickory, NC is currently using one area code which is area code 828. Area Code 828 was created from a split of area code 704 and put into service on March 22, 1998.
In addition to Hickory, NC area code 828 serves western North Carolina including the larger cities and communities of Asheville, Conover, Hendersonville, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion, Morganton and Newtown in addition to many smaller communities within the service area.
Hickory, NC is located in Catawba County and observes the Eastern Time Zone. View our Times by Area Code tool.