256 Area Code

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Alabama map showing location of area code 256 within the state

256 Phone Number





Major City:


The 256 area code is in Alabama, United States.

Area code 256 is in the Central time zone (UTC -6).

Covers Alabama's north and northeast corner of the state, and serves Huntsville, Decatur, Gadsden, Anniston-Oxford, and The Shoals Metropolitan Areas.

Nearby counties:

Alabama's 256 are code serves portions of 24 counties including Cherokee, Lawrence, Jackson, and Madison Counties.

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 334 - Montgomery

Area Code 423 - Chattanooga

Area Code 662 - Southaven

Area Code 731 - Jackson

Area Code 770 - Roswell

Area Code 931 - Clarksville

Area Code 205/659 - Birmingham

Area Code 470/678/943 - Atlanta

Area Code 706/762 - Augusta

History of 256

Area Code

The Alabama area code 256 was introduced to the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) on March 23, 1998 when 205 was split into several area codes instead of just one area code for the whole state. In 2010, another area code - 938 - was introduced as an overlay to 256.

Things To Do Near

Area Code 256

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 256 area code (Huntsville County).

Things to do in Huntsville, Alabama tend to includes U.S. Space & Rocket Center, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville Botanical Garden and much more.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

This is one of the city's most iconic attractions, featuring a comprehensive space museum with artifacts, exhibits, and interactive displays related to space exploration, including the Saturn V rocket.

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

While not open to the general public for tours, the center's visitor center often offers educational exhibits and events related to space research and development.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

A beautifully landscaped garden with themed sections, walking trails, and seasonal events. It's a serene place for nature enthusiasts.


in Huntsville

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 256 are:

Alabama A & M University

Athens State College

Oakwood College

This is not an exhaustive list, there are additional schools that may not be included

Why do people sign up for a virtual 256 number with Phoner?

People sign up for 256 virtual US phone numbers for a number of reasons.

For business

To be seen as local vendors - local numbers are more trustworthy than out-of-state phone numbers

For marketing purpose

So customers can remember their numbers easily or to be seen as local vendors as local numbers are more trustworthy than out-of-state phone numbers


To give online dating matches a 2nd phone number until they’ve gone on a date and trust each other

To buy and sell goods

For Craigslist, Facebook, eBay purchases or sales so that people don’t have your personal information and don’t bother you after the sale or purchase has been made

Nearby Codes

Frequently asked questions about local numbers

Can I buy a local 256 Alabama phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 256 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘Alabama’ as the state. Once you have chosen an area code you can choose a number of your choice. Once you have selected a number to make calls or send texts you can subscribe and enjoy a 3 day free trial.

What are the other Alabama local area codes?

You can find the Alabama local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 256 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 256 number to Phoner. We are working on an automated process, for now please email our support team so they can manually port your number.

Why Use Phoner

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