Tennessee area codes, represented by the first three digits in 10-digit phone numbers, specify particular regions and metropolitan areas within the state. Learning about area codes within Tennessee can help you decipher the origin of an unknown number; that is whether the call is from your area, surrounding areas, or out of state. Besides origin, residents of Tennessee can also identify individuals calling with unknown numbers with reverse phone lookup applications.
The area codes in the State of Tennessee and the areas they cover include:
|423 - Location|
|615 - Location|
|629 - Location|
|731 - Location|
|865 - Location|
|901 - Location|
|931 - Location|
Who Controls Tennessee Area Codes?
Following the 1996 Telecommunication Act, the Federal Communications Commission was authorized to administer and allocate telephone numbers and ensure uniformity. The FCC created and empowered the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) to oversee the distribution of phone numbers and authorize new area codes for qualified areas. The FCC gives the Tennessee Public Utility Commission (formerly known as the Tennessee Regulatory Authority) the duty of implementing and regulating telecommunication services at the state level.
Where is Area Code 423?
Area code 423 serves multiple counties including Bradley, Bledsoe, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Johnson, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Scott, Sequatchie, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington, and a small part of Anderson and Van Buren Counties. Popular cities covered by area code 423 include; Chattanooga, Cleveland, Bristol, Morristown, Greenville, Johnson City, Kingsport cities.
Where are Area Code 615 and 629?
Tennessee area codes 615 and 629 spread across Davidson County and 12 neighboring counties including Cannon, Cheatham, Dickson, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, Wilson, and part of Dekalb County. Popular cities serviced by area codes 615/629 include Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, and Murfreesboro cities.
Where is Area Code 731?
The 731 area code is used by telephone customers in West Tennessee with the exception of the greater Memphis area. Counties in this area of service are Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, and Weakley counties. Popular cities covered in this area include Jackson, Dyersburg, Savannah, Tiptonville, Union City, Lexington, Ripley, Martin, Brownsville, Paris, and Bolivar cities.
Where is Area Code 865?
Tennessee 865 area code is assigned to counties in the Central East part of the state, including Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, Union, the majority of Anderson county, and a small part of Cumberland. Popular cities in this area are Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Alcoa, Harriman, Clinton, Jefferson City, Lenoir City, Maryville, Sevierville, and Seymour.
Where is Area Code 901?
Where is Area Code 931?
931 area code serves multiple counties in Middle Tennessee excluding Nashville Metropolitan area. Counties covered include; Montgomery, Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Hickman, Perry, Lewis, Maury, Wayne, Lawrence, Giles, Marshall, Lincoln, Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Warren, White, Cumberland, Clay, Pickett, Jackson, Overton, Fentress, Putnam, and some portions of Dekalb, Van Buren, Marion, and Scott counties.