Area Code 205
(256 and 938) - (205 and 659)
Area Code 205 History:
Area code 205 was officially put into service on 01/01/1947. Area code 205 has been split 2 times. In 1995 area code 205 was split to form area code 334. In 1998 area code 205 was split to form area code 256.
November 12, 2019
Area code 659 was officially put into service as an all services overlay of area code 205 effective November 12, 2019. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in the 205/659 overlay because 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 Alabama officially within area code 205 include:
Autauga County, Bibb County, Blount County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Greene County, Hale County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Marion County, Pickens County, Saint Clair County, Shelby County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, and Winston County.
Major cities or places in Alabama officially within area code 205 include:
Area code 205 serves west central Alabama including the communities of Alabaster, Bessemer, Birmingham, Center Point, Homewood, Hover, Jasper, Mountain Brook, Tuscalloosa, and Vestavia Hills in addition to many smaller communities.