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Where Is Area Code 859?

Area code 859 is found in the US state of Kentucky. Primarily servicing the city of Lexington (population: 306660), area code 859 covers 22 counties of Kentucky.

Located in the Eastern time zone, area code 859 is on the same time as New York, NY.

Area code 859 was brought into effect on April 1, 2000. 859 was split from the parent 606 area code.

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Counties in Area Code 859

  • Boone,
  • Bourbon,
  • Boyle,
  • Campbell,
  • Clark,
  • Fayette,
  • Gallatin,
  • Garrard,
  • Grant,
  • Harrison,
  • Jessamine,
  • Kenton,
  • Madison,
  • Mercer,
  • Montgomery,
  • Nicholas,
  • Owen,
  • Pendleton,
  • Washington,
  • Woodford.

Most Populous Cities in Area Code 859

City County City Population Time Zone
Lexington Fayette 306,660 EST
Richmond Madison 57,061 EST
Florence Boone 51,818 EST
Nicholasville Jessamine 41,377 EST
Fort Mitchell Kenton 39,425 EST
Covington Kenton 39,372 EST
Newport Campbell 38,749 EST
Winchester Clark 35,434 EST
Erlanger Kenton 27,718 EST
Independence Kenton 27,130 EST
Berea Madison 24,911 EST
Danville Boyle 24,457 EST
Burlington Boone 23,424 EST
Versailles Woodford 22,539 EST
Latonia Kenton 21,124 EST
Mount Sterling Montgomery 21,093 EST
Harrodsburg Mercer 19,279 EST
Paris Bourbon 18,214 EST
Union Boone 17,512 EST
Fort Thomas Campbell 16,563 EST
Alexandria Campbell 16,515 EST
Cynthiana Harrison 15,697 EST
Hebron Boone 14,488 EST
Walton Boone 14,094 EST
Lancaster Garrard 14,094 EST

Note: The above list is based off of the top 25 most populous cities in the area code as per 2012 United States Census Bureau estimates.

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This page was last updated on July 3, 2015.