|Timezone||Central + Eastern|
|Is Area Code 364 Toll Free?||No|
Where is area code 364?
Area code 364 serves the region of western Kentucky and covers various cities and communities including, Madisonville city, Bowling Green city, Elizabethtown Owensboro, Hopkinsville, Oak Grove, Henderson, Paducah, Reidland, Madisonville, Dawson Springs, Murray, Cave City, Glasgow and Fulton County.
What Is the Time Zone for Area Code 364?
Area code 364 lies in the Central(GMT -06:00) time zone. It is located in both the eastern and central time zone. The central time zone is also called America/Chicago, while the Eastern time zone is sometimes referred to as America/New York.
History of Area Code 364
The area code 364 was launched on March 3, 2014. However, the Texas Public Utility Commission had already announced the addition of a new code on May 9th, 2013. Despite covering the Kentucky area, it is still in service as an overlay for area code 270. This means that there are two possible area codes for the same geographical location. Upon implementation, existing 270 numbers were retained by customers, but new phone numbers were assigned the 364 area code.
Since February 2014, all local calls in western Kentucky have had to be dialed using a 10-digit phone number, even local calls. This was to prepare for the launch of area code 364 which was created as an overlay for 270 and was available for use the following month.
The area code or Numbering Plan Area (NPA) code is followed by the 3-digit Central Office Code and then the 4-digit subscriber number.
Origin of Area Codes
Compared to many area codes, 364 is very new. The Bell System created the first area codes back in the 1940s as part of what is still known as the North American Numbering Plan. The designated area codes were used to automate telephone calls to anywhere across the country, eliminating the need to ask an operator to connect you. Today, the area codes are still an efficient way to reach other areas and to keep up with the expanding population and phone numbers in use. As an area depletes in possible phone number combinations, new area codes are added. Another area code for the 364 area of Kentucky is not anticipated for many, many years to come.
Neighboring Area Codes
Area code 364 is closely bordered by the following codes:
270/364 (Bowling Green, KY)
618 (Belleville, IL)
859 (Lexington-Fayette, KY)
615/629 (Nashville, TN)
502 (Louisville, KY)
423 (Chattanooga, TN)
931 (Clarksville, TN)
865 (Knoxville, TN)
859 (Lexington-Fayette, KY)
731 (Jacksonville, TN)
606 (Ashland, KY)
Known Scams in Area Code 364
It’s always important to be on the lookout for scams. With today’s technology, it’s easy for scammers to use internet calls to trick innocent citizens. You can also install robocall blocker apps on your phone to stop the internet calls altogether.
Remember, if you do not recognize the number, don’t answer the phone, whether call or text message. If it’s someone you know or a relative, they will text or call you back.
Project Hatch Newsletter
Join the newsletter to receive the latest updates in your inbox.