Area Code 803 History:
Area code 803 was put into service. In 1995 area code 803 was split to form area code 864. In 1998 area code 803 was split again to form area code 843.
Counties in South Carolina within area code 803 include:
Aiken County, Allendale County, Bamberg County, Barnwell County, Calhoun County, Chester County, Clarendon County, Edgefield County, Fairfield County, Hampton County, Kershaw County, Lancaster County, Lee County, Lexington County, Newberry County, Orangeburg County, Richland County, Saluda County, Sumter County, Union County, and York County.
Major cities or places in South Carolina within area code 803 include:
Area code 803 covers most of central South Carolina including the larger cities and communities of Aiken, Columbia, Rock Hill and Sumter in addition to many smaller communities within the area code 803 service area.