217 Area Code

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Illinois map showing location of area code 217 within the state

217 Phone Number





Major City:


The 217 area code is in Illinois, United States.

Area code 217 is in the Central time zone (UTC -6).

This area code covers central Illinois and serves Springfield, Champaign, and Decatur.

Nearby counties:

Illinois's 217 area code serves the following counties: Sangamon, Champaign, Macon, McLean, Vermilion, and Morgan

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 219 - Hammond

Area Code 309 - Peoria

Area Code 319 - Cedar Rapids

Area Code 573 - Columbia

Area Code 618 - Belleville

Area Code 636 - O'Fallon

Area Code 660 - Sedalia

Area Code 765 - Muncie

Area Code 314/557 - St. Louis

Area Code 779/815 - Rockford

Area Code 812/930 - Evansville

History of 217

Area Code

The Illinois 217 area code is one of the original area codes created in 1947. It originally covered the entire state.

Things To Do Near

Area Code 217

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 217 area code (Springfield County).

Things to do in Springfield, Illinois tend to includes Lincoln's Tomb, Illinois State Capitol, Allerton Park and Retreat Center and much more.

Lincoln's Tomb

Visit Lincoln's Tomb, the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.

Illinois State Capitol

Explore the Illinois State Capitol. Take a guided tour to admire the impressive architecture and murals.

Allerton Park and Retreat Center

Experience Allerton Park and Retreat Center, a scenic estate with formal gardens, sculptures, and natural areas.


in Springfield

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 217 are:

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Millikin University

Illinois College

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

Why do people sign up for a virtual 217 number with Phoner?

People sign up for 217 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 217 Illinois phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 217 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘Illinois’ 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 Illinois local area codes?

You can find the Illinois local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 217 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 217 number to Phoner. We are working on an automated process, for now please email our support team so they can manually port your number.

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