601 Area Code

Get a Jackson, Mississippi phone number

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Mississippi map showing location of area code 601 within the state

601 Phone Number





Major City:


The 601 area code is in Mississippi, United States.

Area code 601 is in the Central time zone (UTC -6).

This area code covers central Mississippi and serves Jackson, Hattiesburg, and Meridian

Nearby counties:

Mississippi's 601 area code serves the following counties: Hinds, Rankin, Harrison, Jackson, Forrest, and Lauderdale

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 225 - Baton Rouge

Area Code 228 - Gulfport

Area Code 251 - Mobile

Area Code 318 - Shreveport

Area Code 337 - Lafayette

Area Code 662 - Southaven

Area Code 985 - Houma

Area Code 205/659 - Birmingham

History of 601

Area Code

The Mississippi 601 area code was introduced in 1947 for central Mississippi

Things To Do Near

Area Code 601

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 601 area code (Jackson County).

Things to do in Jackson, Mississippi tend to includes Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Old Capitol Museum and much more.

Vicksburg National Military Park

Explore the historic Vicksburg National Military Park, commemorating the Battle of Vicksburg during the American Civil War. The park features monuments, cannons, and the USS Cairo, a preserved ironclad warship.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Located in Jackson, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science offers exhibits on the state's natural history, wildlife, and ecosystems. Interactive displays and outdoor trails make it an engaging experience for visitors of all ages.

Old Capitol Museum

Visit the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, housed in a beautifully restored antebellum building. Learn about Mississippi's political history through exhibits, artifacts, and guided tours.


in Jackson

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 601 are:

Jackson State University

University of Southern Mississippi

Mississippi College

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

Why do people sign up for a virtual 601 number with Phoner?

People sign up for 601 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 601 Mississippi phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 601 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘Mississippi’ 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 Mississippi local area codes?

You can find the Mississippi local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 601 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 601 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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