Area Code 501 History:
Area code 501 was put into service. In 1997 Area code 501 was split to form area code 870. In 2002 area code 501 was split to form area code 479.
Counties in Arkansas within area code 501 include:
Cleburne County, Conway County, Faulkner County, Garland County, Hot Spring County, Independence County, Jefferson County, Logan County, Lonoke County, Perry County, Pulaski County, Saline County, Van Buren County, and White County.
Major cities or places in Arkansas within area code 501 include:
Area code 501 serves central Arkansas including Little Rock and the larger cities and communities of Benton, Conway, Hot Springs, Jacksonville, North Little Rock, and Sherwood in addition to many smaller communities.