Area Code 540

Area Code 540 is in Virginia

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

Virginia Area Code Overlays
(571 and 703)


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 will be put into service on 06/14/2022 as an all services overlay of area code 540. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) will be 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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