Area Code 540

Area Code 540 is in Virginia

Other Virginia Area Codes
276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804, 826, 948

Virginia Area Code Overlays
(540 and 826) - (571 and 703) - (757 and 948)


Area Code 540 History:

07/15/1995
Area code 540 was officially put into service. Area code 540 was created from a split of area code 703. In 2001 area code 540 was split to form area code 276.

06/14/2022
Area code 826 was put into service as an all services overlay of area code 540 on 06/14/2022. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in the 540/826 overlay effective May 14, 2022 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 Virginia within area code 540 include:

Harrisonburg County, Montgomery County, Roanoke County, Salem County, Staunton County, and Winchester County.

Major cities or places in Virginia within area code 540 include:

Area code 540 serves north-central Virginia including the larger cities of Blacksburg, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton and Winchester in addition to many smaller communities.

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