Area Code 336

Where Is Area Code 336?

Updated: January 25th 2021

Area code 336 is the area code for north-central North Carolina, namely the Piedmont Triad region, the northern Foothills region, and the northern Mountain region. Area code 336 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 17 counties of North Carolina. Area code 336 was put into service on December 15, 1997, and was created from a split of area code 910. In 2016, area code 336 was overlaid with area code 743.

Greensboro is the third most populous city in North Carolina and is the county seat of Guilford County. Greensboro is situated among the rolling hills in the Piedmont region of Central North Carolina. Three major interstate highways pass through Greensboro: Interstate 85, Interstate 40, and Interstate 73. Greensboro has a humid subtropical climate, meaning hot, humid summers and short, cool winters. Going back in history, the area was first settled by Quaker migrants from Pennsylvania in about 1750. In 1781, the area was named “Greensboro” after Major General Nathanael Greene. The town of Greensboro was established in Guilford County in 1808. In the early 1840s, Greensboro was a transportation hub for the Piedmont when it was appointed by the state government as one of the stops on a new railroad line. During the 1900s, Greensboro increased in population and wealth, which resulted in the construction of remarkable twentieth-century civic architecture such as the Guilford County Courthouse and the West Market Street United Methodist Church. In 1979, a shootout occurred between members of the Communist Workers Party and the Ku Klux Klan; this event was known as the Greensboro Massacre.

Greensboro has a population of 269,666 and the racial makeup of the city is 48.4% White, 40.6% African American, 7.5% Hispanic, and 4.0% Asian (2010 Census). Due to the high crime rate, Greensboro is considered a dangerous city to reside in.

The majority of Greensboro’s economy is centered on furniture, tobacco, and textiles, while it also has become more of a logistics hub due to the amount of FedEx regional operations located in the city. When it comes to the arts, Greensboro is home to an active and diverse arts community, including the Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, the only remaining historic theatre in the city, and the nationally acclaimed annual Eastern Music Festival. When it comes to shopping, Greensboro is home to a large variety of retail shopping, including the Four Seasons Town Centre, a three-story shopping mall, and the Friendly Center, an open-air shopping center. Points of interest in the city include the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, the Greensboro Science Center, the Greensboro Children’s Museum, the Greensboro Historical Museum, the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, and the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden.

Major Cities In Area Code 336



High Point



Winston-Salem is the fifth most populous city in North Carolina and is the county seat of Forsyth County. Located in the northwest Piedmont area of North Carolina, Winston-Salem is approximately 30 miles away from Greensboro and approximately 20 miles away from High Point. Winston-Salem has a humid subtropical climate, meaning hot, humid summers and cool, sometimes moderately cold winters. Winston-Salem has been given several nicknames, including “Twin City” and “Camel City.” Winston-Salem became a city in 1913 when the two neighboring towns of Winston and Salem merged. Today Winston-Salem has a population of 229,617 and the racial makeup of the city is 51.2% White, 34.7% African American, 14.7% Hispanic, and 2.0% Asian (2010 Census). With around 55% of the population being religiously affiliated, Winston-Salem is considered the most religious city in North Carolina. Unfortunately Winston-Salem is considered a dangerous city to reside in. When it comes to the economy, Winston-Salem is the location of quite a few corporate headquarters. Winston-Salem is also involved in the textile, tobacco, and medical research industry. Winston-Salem is home to the 100 North Main Street (Wells Fargo Center), the tallest office building in the Piedmont Triad region. When it comes to the arts, Winston-Salem created the first arts council in the United States in 1949 and is home to several art schools and attractions. Points of interest in the city include the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the Hanes Mall, the Home Moravian Church, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, and the Historic Bethabara Park.

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