Area Code 256 History:
Area code 256 was put into service. Area code 256 was created from a split of area code 205. On 07/10/2010 area code 938 was implemented as an overlay of area code 256. Ten-digit dialing is required in area code 256.
Counties in Alabama within area code 256 include:
Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, De Kalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Randolph, Saint Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, and Winston.
Major cities or places in Alabama within area code 256 include:
Area codes 256 and 938 serve northern Alabama, and parts of eastern Alabama, including the larger cities and communities of Anniston, Decatur, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Huntsville, and Madison in addition to many smaller communities.