Area Code 740

Where Is Area Code 740?

Updated: September 22nd 2018

Area code 740 is the area code for southeastern and central Ohio. Area code 740 is located in the Eastern Time Zone and covers 34 counties of Ohio. Area code 740 was put into service on December 6, 1997, and was created from a split of area code 614. In 2015, area code 740 was overlaid with area code 220.

Newark is a city in Ohio and is the county seat of Licking County. Newark is part of the Columbus metropolitan area and is situated at the junction of the forks of the Licking River. Going back in history, the area was transformed by the people of the Hopewell culture during 100 BC to 500 AD. During this time period, they created the single largest earthwork complex in the Ohio River Valley. The preserved site is known as the Newark Earthworks and is a National Historic Landmark. When the first European-American settlers arrived in 1802, they named the new village after the city of Newark in New Jersey. Newark’s growth in the beginning was a result of being linked to major transportation and trade networks. Today Newark has a population of 47,573 and the racial makeup of the city is 92.8% White, 3.3% African American, 1.2% Hispanic, and 0.6% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Newark is a dangerous city to reside in. When it comes to the economy, Newark is home to several major manufacturers; The Longaberger Company is a manufacturer of wood baskets and as a result, their corporate headquarters in Newark is built to resemble a giant basket. Points of interest in the city include The Works, the Dawes Arboretum, the Midland Theatre, the National Heisey Glass Museum, and the CoCo Key Water Resort.

Lancaster is a city in Ohio and is the county seat of Fairfield County. Situated near the Hocking River, Lancaster is roughly 32 miles southeast of Columbus. Going back in history, Ebenezer Zane made a deal with the United States Congress in 1796 to blaze a trail through Ohio in exchange for square-mile tracts of land to be located at the crossings of the Muskingum, the Hocking, and the Scioto Rivers. Lancaster was founded in 1800 and the initial settlers were predominantly of German descent.

Today Lancaster has a population of 38,780 and the racial makeup of the city is 95.9% White, 1.6% Hispanic, 1% African American, and 0.5% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Lancaster is a dangerous city to reside in.

The most popular annual event in the city is the Lancaster Festival, an 11-day arts and music festival. Points of interest in the city include Rising Park, AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, the Sherman House Museum, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, the Ohio Glass Museum, and the Georgian Museum.

Marion is a city in Ohio and is the county seat of Marion County. Marion is roughly 50 miles north of Columbus. President Warren G. Harding is buried in Marion. Going back in history, Marion was founded in 1822 and was named for Francis Marion. During the early and mid 19th century, Marion was one of Ohio’s major industrial centers. Today Marion has a population of 36,837 and the racial makeup of the city is 86.7% White, 9.6% African American, 3.0% Hispanic, and 0.4% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Marion is a dangerous city to reside in. The most popular annual event in the city is the Marion Popcorn Festival, the biggest popcorn festival in the world. Points of interest in the city include the Harding Home, the Harding Tomb, the Marion Palace Theater, and the Wyandot Popcorn Museum.

Major Cities In Area Code 740

Newark

Marion Township

Lancaster

Marion

Zanesville

Zanesville is a city in Ohio and is the county seat of Muskingum County. The Zanesville Y-Bridge and the Muskingum River Canal are Zanesville’s two engineering landmarks. Zanesville was founded in 1799 and named after Ebenezer Zane. Zanesville has a population of 25,487 and the racial makeup of the city is 84.4% White, 9.7% African American, 1.2% Hispanic, and 0.4% Asian (2010 Census). With a very high crime rate, Zanesville is a dangerous city to reside in. Pottery manufacturing is the core of Zanesville’s economy. Points of interest in the city include the Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio, the Zanesville Museum of Art, and the Mission Oaks Gardens.




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