Area code 217

Area code 217, in golden yellow.
Area code 217 as of 1951–1957.

Area code 217 is the North American telephone area code for much of western and central Illinois. The 217 area code includes the state capital, Springfield, plus Champaign, Urbana, Decatur, Taylorville, Danville, Effingham, Quincy, Rantoul, and Jacksonville. 217 was one of the original area codes, which were created in 1947.

Originally, 217 included most of Metro East, the Illinois side of the St. Louis metropolitan area. However, a slight boundary shift in 1951 moved most of the southern portion of Metro East to 618, leaving the northern portion in 217. The only other significant change in 217's boundaries was in 1957, when its northern portion (Peoria, Bloomington-Normal) was combined with part of area code 815 to form area code 309.[1] Area code 447 is planned as an overlay for 217 beginning in 2021.[2]

Communities includedEdit

Other cities, villages, and towns in the 217 area code include:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Area code 309". AreaCodeHelp.com. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "ICC Announces New 447 Area Code for 217 Region" (PDF). Illinois Commerce Commission. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

External linksEdit

Illinois area codes: 217, 224/847, 309, 312, 331/630, 618, 708, 773, 779/815, 872
North: 309, 319, 815/779
West: 573 Area code 217 East: 765, 812
South: 618
Missouri area codes: 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Iowa area codes: 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
Indiana area codes: 219, 260, 317/463, 574, 765, 812/930

Coordinates: 39°52′00″N 88°57′00″W / 39.8666667°N 88.95°W / 39.8666667; -88.95