Map of area code 231 in Michigan.
Map of area code 231 in Michigan.

Area code 231 is a telephone area code in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for the northwestern portion of the Lower Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan,

History

Area code 231 was created in June 1999 by an area code split of area code 616, which had served the entire western half of the Lower Peninsula, extending west from the north-south line aligned with the Mackinac Bridge. 231 was carved out of the northern part. It is centered around the western half of the territory generally defined as Northern Michigan. It also includes Muskegon, which is usually counted as part of West Michigan.

Service area

Area code 231 includes (but is not limited to) the following communities:

In addition, 231 also includes Bois Blanc Island, which is generally considered part of the Upper Peninsula.

Michigan area codes: 231, 248/947, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 989
North: 906
West: Lake Michigan area code 231 East: 989
South: 616

Coordinates: 44°30′N 85°30′W / 44.5°N 85.5°W / 44.5; -85.5