Area Code 716 History - New York

Significant events for area code 716

1947 One of the original five area codes for New York. It covered the far western and southern areas of western New York.
1954 Area codes 716 and 315 were split with the 315 covering the north central area and 607 the south central area of New York.
2001 Area code 716 was split with the 585 area code covering the eastern area of 716.