Area Code 919 History:
Area code 919 was put into service. Area code 919 was created from a split of area code 704. In 1998 area code 919 was split to form area code 252. Area code 984 was put into service as an overlay of area code 919 on 04/30/12. Mandatory 10 digit dialing is required.
Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in the 919/984 overlay because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.
Counties in North Carolina within area code 919 include:
Alamance County, Chatham County, Duplin County, Durham County, Franklin County, Granville County, Harnett County, Johnston County, Lee County, Orange County, Wake County, Wayne County, and Wilson County.
Major cities or places in North Carolina within area code 919 include:
Area codes 919 and 984 serve north-central North Carolina that includes the Research Triangle Park and the larger cities and communities of Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Goldsboro, Raleigh, and Sanford in addition to many smaller communities within the area codes 919 and 984 overlay service area.