Area Code 612 History - Minnesota

Significant events for area code 612

1947 One of the original two area codes for Minnesota, covering the southeastern area of the state with 218 covering the rest.
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.
1996 Area code 612 was split with 320 covering outside of the Twin Cities area.
1998 Area code 612 was split with 651 covering the St. Paul area with Minneapolis staying with 612.
2000 Three-way split of 612 with 763 covering the northwestern suburbs and 952 covering the southwestern suburbs of Minneapolis.