Area code 502

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Approximate service area of Area Code 502 is in red.

Area code 502 serves the state of Kentucky's north central counties, primarily Louisville, its suburbs, and the state capital Frankfort. Its service area encompasses the following Kentucky counties (the boundary closely, but not exactly, tracks county lines):

Parts of Hardin and Meade Counties are also served by this area code,[1] specifically:

Among the cities in the 502 area are Louisville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Shelbyville, and Bardstown. Although Georgetown is in the 502 area code, it is considered long-distance to call other cities in the 502 area code, but not Lexington, which is in the 859 area code.

The area code was one of the first established in October 1947, initially covering the entire state of Kentucky.[2] Area code 606 was split off of it in 1954/1955,[3] and 270 in 1999.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "364 will be Kentucky's newest area code - New number will cover western portion of current area code 270" (Press release). Kentucky Public Service Commission. 2007-06-13. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
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Kentucky area codes: 270, 502, 606, 859
North: 812
West: 812Area code 502East: 859
South: 270, 859
Indiana area codes: 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812