Area Code 253 History:
Area code 253 was put into service. Area code 253 was created from a split of area code 206.
Counties in Washington within area code 253 include:
King, Kitsap, and Pierce.
Major cities or places in Washington within area code 253 include:
Area code 253 serves the southern suburbs of Seattle including the larger communities of Auburn, East Hill-Meridian(CDP), Federal Way, Lakewood, Parkland, Puyallup, South Hill, Spanaway, Tacoma, and University Place in addition to many smaller communities.