Area Code 219 History:
Area code 219 was put into service on 01/01/1947. Area code 219, 317 and 812 were the first three area codes put into service in Indiana.
In 2002 Area code 219 was split to form area codes 260 and 219.
Counties in Indiana within area code 219 include:
Benton County, Jasper County, La Porte County, Lake County, Newton County, Porter County, Pulaski County, Starke County, White County.
Major cities or places in Indiana within area code 219 include:
Area code 219 serves northwest Indiana including the larger communities of Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Griffith, Hammond, Highland, Hobart, Merrillville, Michigan City, Munster, Portage, Schererville, and Valparaiso in addition to many smaller communities.