Other cities in the 256 area code include: Athens, Anniston, Albertville, Talladega, Cullman, Alexander City, Scottsboro, Hartselle, Fort Payne, Muscle Shoals, Jacksonville, Sylacauga, Russellville, Sheffield, Boaz, Guntersville, Tuscumbia, Arab, Attalla, Rainsville, Childersburg, Oxford, Centre, Heflin, Hanceville, Moulton, Dadeville, Red Bay, New Hope, Henagar, Bridgeport, Lineville, Stevenson, Collinsville, Owens Cross Roads, Ashland, Sylvania, Crossville, Cedar Bluff, Ardmore, Goodwater, Munford, Falkville, Rogersville, and Deatsville.
Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the central part of the far northern region of Alabama. Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County. The city extends west into neighboring Limestone County. Huntsville's population was 180,105 as of the 2010 census. Huntsville is the fourth-largest city in Alabama and the largest city in the five-county Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area, which at the 2013 census estimate had a total population of 683,871. The Huntsville Metropolitan Area's population was 417,593 in 2010 to become the 2nd largest in Alabama. Huntsville metro's population reached 441,000 by 2014.
Decatur is a city in Morgan and Limestone counties in the State of Alabama. The city, affectionately known as "The River City", is located in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake, along the Tennessee River. It is the largest city and county seat of Morgan County. The population in 2010 census was 55,683. Decatur is also the core city of the two-county large Decatur, Alabama Metropolitan Area which had an estimated population of 153,374 in 2013. Combined with the Huntsville Metropolitan Area, the two create the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area, of which Decatur is the second largest city. This city is also known as the Dirty D.
Florence is a city in and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States, in the state's northwest corner.According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 39,319.Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as " The Shoals " (which includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties). Florence is considered northwestern Alabama's primary economic hub.Annual tourism events include the W.C. Handy Music Festival in the summer and the Renaissance Faire in the fall. Landmarks in Florence include the Rosenbaum House, the only Frank Lloyd Wright -designed home located in Alabama.The type of municipal government is mayor-council.
The 256 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in CDT is 2:15 AM on Jul 07, 2020.