Area Code 218 History - Minnesota

Significant events for area code 218

1947 One of the original two area codes for Minnesota. It covered a substantial area of Minnesota, excluding the southeastern area which was covered by 612 . It now covers the northern half of the state.
1954 Area codes 218 (northern area) and 612 (southeastern area) were rearranged and split with 218 covering the northern area of Minnesota and creating area code 507 , covering the southern area of Minnesota.