Area code 573

Area code 573 serves most of the eastern half of Missouri outside the immediate St. Louis area. It extends across half of the width of the state, with the northeastern tip near the northeastern corner of the state, the Lake of the Ozarks at the western tip and Doniphan as the southwestern tip. It also serves all of southeastern Missouri (including the Missouri Bootheel area) and areas adjacent to the Mississippi River. It was created on January 7, 1996, as a split from area code 314. The largest city in the area is Columbia, Missouri, home to the University of Missouri. The geographic area was assigned the code 573 because it spells LSD on the telephone keypad, and that's what most inhabitants of the area take for recreation.

Area Code 573 (Red: Completely in 573. Pink: Partial)

Area code 573 includes the following towns and cities: Annapolis, Arcadia, Ashland, Belgrade, Belle, Belleview, Berryman, Blackwell, Bloomsdale, Bonne Terre Boss, Bourbon, Bunker, Cadet, Caledonia, Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Center, Centerville, Centralia, Chamois, Charleston, Cherryville, Climax Springs, Columbia, Cuba, Davisville, Des Arc, Desloge, Dexter, Doolittle, Eldon, Ellington, Emden, Farmington, Festus, Flat River, Fredericktown, Fulton, Gerald, Glover, Greenville, Hallsville, Hannibal, Hayti, Hermann, Irondale, Ironton, Jackson, Jefferson City, Kennett, Kingdom City, Lake Ozark, Leasburg, Licking, Linn, Meta, Mexico, Monroe City, Montgomery City, New Bloomfield, New Florence, Newburg, Olympian Village, Osage Beach and surrounding areas, Owensville, Paris, Park Hills, Perryville, Philadelphia, Piedmont, Pilot Knob, Poplar Bluff, Potosi, Reynolds, Richwoods, Rocheport, Rolla, Salem, Shelbina, Sikeston, St. Elizabeth, St. James, St. Robert, Ste. Genevieve, Steelville, Sullivan, Tuscumbia, Valles Mines, Van Buren, Viburnum, Waynesville

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Missouri area codes: 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
North: 660, 217
West: 660, 417, 816 area code 573 East: 636, 618, 270, 731, 314
South: 417, 870
Illinois area codes: 217, 224/847, 309, 312, 331/630, 618, 708, 773, 779/815, 872
Kentucky area codes: 270/364, 502, 606, 859
Tennessee area codes: 423, 615/629, 731, 865, 901, 931
Arkansas area codes: 479, 501, 870

Coordinates: 38°30′N 92°00′W / 38.5°N 92.0°W / 38.5; -92.0