205 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 205 AREA CODE
205-238-0012
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Annison MBBS, Blue Mountain BBS, Golden Springs, Golden Springs , Golden Springs Prof. BBS, Last Resort, The Golden Club
(1985-1999)
Tom BowermanPCBoard , TriBBS
205-244-0686
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Memory Prime Net-375 NEC
(1989-1990)
Jim Perry
205-244-7053
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Hot Dog & Beer, Hot Dos & Beer, Hot-Dos & Beer, HOT-DOS & Beer BBS
(1987-1994)
Phil RatliffPCBoard
205-244-8969
BIRMINGHAM, AL
M'ty PCUG - 20 Meg, Phoenix BBS, The Phoenix, The Phoenix BBS
(1987-1995)
Norman Scott
205-251-2344
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Birmingham Board
(1987-1988)
Richard Rawlins
205-254-1332
Winnipeg, MB
FCBBS, FlexyBBS
(1983-1987)
Sean SibbetHomegrown C64
"Old School" BBS'ing was definitely hot in Winnipeg back in those days... sigh, how I miss 300bps." - Sean Sibbet
205-264-0513
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Smitty House, Smitty's House
(1988-1990)
Vernon SmithWildcat
205-264-2778
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Atilla's Domain
(1989)
Hans Liebe
205-265-5096
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Bear's Licorice Disk
(1986)
David Hicks
205-270-5891
FAYETTE, AL
Hot-DOS & Beer, HOT-DOS & Beer BBS
(1988-1996)
Phil RatliffPCBoard
205-271-3545
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Po Boy's BBS, The GATEWAY, The GATEWAY!
(1989-1995)
Kim VanHunnik, Michael E. Bowen
205-271-7610
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Manno's Memories
(1988)
Hermanno Mizusawa
205-272-4308
DOUBLE SPRINGS, AL
Jim's PC
(1988)
Jim Perry
205-272-5069
Montgomery, AL
FORUM-80 Montgomery, AL
(1982-1985)
FORUM-80
205-277-3437
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Majik Board Support Center, Majik Board Support System
(1989-1994)
Dale Barnes
205-277-3882
BIRMINGHAM, AL
The Idea Board
(1988-1996)
Chuck WildzunasTBBS
205-277-3889
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Montgomery P C Users' Group, Montgomry PCUG, MPCUG, MTG PCUG
(1989-1997)
Christopher Huffine, Gerald Conway, Jerald Conway, Jerald Conway & David AdamsonQuickBBS
205-277-6323
BIRMINGHAM, AL
THE QUEUE
(1988)
Wildcat
205-279-5682
PELL CITY, AL
Manno's Memories
(1989-1991)
Hermanno Mizusawa
205-279-7313
PELL CITY, AL
Central Alabama Net, StarScan, StarScan (sm), Starscan (sm) Of Alabama, StarScan of Alabama
(1987-1996)
Tom Jones, Tom B Jones III
205-288-1100
Montgomery, AL
JOE'S, TBBS Joe's Computer
(1984-1985)
TBBS
205-293-5706
TUSCALOOSA, AL
Scholars' Lair
(1989)
Floyd Drennon
205-306-0486
ShadoeVision BBS
(1987-1997)
David Stanton
205-323-2016
BIRMINGHAM, AL
America On-line, The Matrix, The MATRIX Node #1
(1985-1996)
Rocky Rawlins, Richard Rawlins, Rocky RollinsPCBoard
205-324-0193
BIRMINGHAM, AL
America On-line
(1989)
205-349-2951
TUSCALOOSA, AL
TheSystem
(1988)
205-351-8706
PINSON, AL
ALACOMM BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
205-353-3278
PINSON, AL
Tom's Swap Shop
(1988-1994)
Tom SouthWildcat
205-354-3606
BIRMINGHAM, AL
RCS-Roberts Computer Sys.
(1988)
Wildcat
205-355-2983
Byte Net Central, Byte Swap, North Alabama Net, THE BYTE SWAP BBS
(1988-1996)
Jeff Fuller, Jeffrey FullerWildcat
205-361-9094
TUSCALOOSA, AL
Bob's Corner Bd, Bob's Corner Board
(1986-1996)
Robert CoxPCBoard
205-393-4300
EaglesCorner
(1988)
205-442-6072
BESSEMER, AL
Rainbow
(1989)
Danny DosterPCBoard
205-452-3897
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Gulf Coast Net, Pro-Tech, Pro-Tech BBS, Protech
(1989-1996)
James RohmerWildcat
205-460-0016
Clone Connection
(1985)
Ron O'Donnell
205-479-0103
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Southern Connection
(1987-1988)
Ken Anderson
205-534-8246
Huntsville, AL
The CompuNet Zone
(1986-1989)
Jon Allen, Jon C. AllenFido, Opus
205-536-0373
2010 BBS
(1989)
Len Bussey
205-536-8761
The No B.S. BBS
(1988)
Keith Suggs
205-539-8997
Huntsville, AL
BBS IBM PC IBBS Huntsville, IBBS Huntsville
(1984-1985)
205-543-1064
Gadsden Infinite Board
(1985)
Thomas A. Callahan
205-553-0715
TUSCALOOSA, AL
Halls Of Valhalla
(1989)
Wildcat
205-553-5322
TUSCALOOSA, AL
LightHouse, The Lighthouse
(1988-1991)
Jerry LechnessPCBoard
205-553-8452
Tuscaloosa, AL
OKRA, Tuscaloosa Net
(1984-1998)
Steve LedbetterMaximus
205-556-8532
Tuscaloosa, AL
The Pentagon
(1988-1989)
Grant DeasonCnet 128, All-American BBS and Syntech at different times
"Commodore 128-based system (I *think* that phone number is correct, the cobwebs are thick!), ultimately running on 4 daisy-chained floppy drives, 512K RAM expansion pack (total system memory 640K, woohoo!). First Commodore system in the local calling area to support 2400 bps connects, ran at 1200 before that time. Commodore transfer protocols included XModem and Punter (which was faster because it checked for errors less often). Fun stuff. :)" - Grant Deason
205-569-1333
Wetumpka, AL
Central Alabama Net, The Unicorn
(1985-2001)
Chuck Baumhoff
205-586-2196
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Arabian
(1989-1990)
Jeff Perry
205-586-3064
BIRMINGHAM, AL
DataComm
(1989-1990)
Chuck Chamblee
205-598-1987
Ideas Unlimited Pascal
(1989-1992)
Jim SmithPCBoard
205-598-6079
Elmer BBS
(1988-1991)
WA6LMM/4
205-633-0636
Mobile, AL
TDS (The Dark Side)
(1984-1988)
Randy MorrowColor 64
"The mid 1980's were a great time to have a BBS. I truly enjoyed every aspect of it. I ran my system on a C64 and we (as I was told) were the first system in Alabama to have the Color 64 BBS as well as our very on online space game (argh! I can't remember the name!). Also, we were the first to have a posting called "The Never Ending Story" where users would write new chapters to a story (this got us in the paper!). We ended up having a very active 350+ members with many calling in from Europe (pretty cool in the day!). Lastly, I was excited to have had a feature story done on us and our sister site "The Hotel California" (also in Mobile - by Ken Lowe) in the Mobile Press Register. I met many a friend through my site. (I hope I got the number right...we actually had Tshirts made / with number / hmm)." - Randy Morrow
205-649-2894
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Mobile Alabama BBS
(1988-1991)
NN4Y
205-677-0078
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Comp-U-Sirv, COMP-U-Sirv , COMP-U-Sirv BBS
(1982-2004)
Irving McCartney, Irv McCartneyWildcat
205-687-3285
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Resume Connection, Resume Connx
(1982-1996)
Jim SnyderQuickBBS
205-739-7121
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Freejack's Place, Freejack's Place (Home of TriBBS)
(1982-2000)
Gary PriceTriBBS
205-745-3989
Smorgas Board, SmorgasBoard
(1988-1995)
Dick Pope
205-755-9553
CLANTON, AL
Why Not?
(1989-1991)
Tommy Smith
205-758-5017
TUSCALOOSA, AL
Bulletin Board, The Bulletin Board
(1988-1996)
Herb McDaniel, W4WYP/WD4DATRBBS
205-772-8526
Bloom County
(1988)
205-773-9600
The "Fence Post"
(1989-1991)
Tony MinterWildcat
205-774-7453
The Grey Zone
(1988)
Wildcat
205-792-1802
Dothan, AL
DATALINK, Datalink BBS
(1984-1996)
Ody RameyPcboard
"This is great that someone has compiled a list for us hard core computer guys that worked so hard back in the day. I ran DataLink BBS in Dothan Alabama. I was just sending in so you could correct the listing. It was a multiple line (3 lines) BBS in Dothan Alabama. You show it listd in Birmingham, Al. They changed the area code some years ago to 334. The phone numbers were all 205 if I can remember correctly. 205-792-1802, 205-677-3086 and 205-677-7432... Thanks bunches." - Ody Ramey
205-794-5699
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Dothan Opus, Dothan QBBS
(1989-1994)
Steve SpicerQuickBBS
205-794-6045
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Ala Connx, Alabama Connection, Alabama Connx
(1988-1996)
Mike ClarkRBBS
205-821-4664
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Xignals, Xignals PCBoard, Xignals/65 Meg
(1987-1996)
Miles LesterPCBoard
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205-821-5134
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Auburn RBBS
(1985)
Randal Depriest
205-821-8114
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Xignals PCB 25+ doors, Xignals PCBoard
(1989-1991)
Miles LesterPCBoard
205-822-0956
BIRMINGHAM, AL
BHAMnet, Duck Pond, The DUCK Pond
(1989-1995)
Howard Duck
205-826-4437
TUSCALOOSA, AL
Auburn TigerBoard, Tiger Board
(1985)
T.D. Placek, Tim Placek
205-826-5062
TUSCALOOSA, AL
Auburn FORS BBS
(1985)
Chuck Warlick
205-830-2334
TCS
(1986)
Tim Meyers
205-830-4728
The Dixieland Express
(1989)
Phillip Owen
205-830-5764
The Dixieland Express
(1989-1990)
Phillip Owen
205-831-5121
Faith
(1987-1994)
Allard Sanders
205-832-7166
TRUSSVILLE, AL
Montgomery PC User's Group RBBS
(1985)
Marc Miller
205-834-7341
Montgomery, AL
The Dungeon
(1987-1989)
Jay RichardsonWildcat
205-837-0495
Huntsville, AL
BBS IBM PC Rocket City BBS, Rocket City BBS
(1984-1985)
205-837-6082
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Liberty BBS
(1987-1988)
Michael Barnett
205-837-8453
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Help Desk DTP
(1988-1991)
John Minton
205-853-6144
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Bham Sperry Board, Bham Sperry, 60M, Bham SperryBd
(1986-1996)
Jack EfirdPCBoard
205-854-2308
BIRMINGHAM, AL
ADAnet, Cnnction2
(1988-1992)
205-854-6407
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Magnolia
(1988-1992)
PCBoard
205-854-9074
BIRMINGHAM, AL
ADAnet, ADANet One, The Connection BBS
(1988-1996)
Bill FreemanPCBoard
205-854-9661
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Pinson Valley
(1989)
205-854-9662
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Apple Valley, Pinson Valley PCBoard
(1987-1991)
David AlgePCBoard
205-856-1593
BIRMINGHAM, AL
UltraVision BBS
(1989-1990)
Rick Wavle
205-871-5551
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Nouveaux BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
205-879-5616
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Birmingham Protective Corp BBS
(1985)
Richard Rawlins
205-880-7723
Gateway, Rocket City Net, The Byte Bucket, Wocket City Net
(1988-1993)
John Emmert
205-881-0889
Huntsville, AL
The Bird's Nest BBS
(1988-1995)
Martin PattersonPCBoard, PC Board
"Kye and Henry were later co-sysops and helped me run the board. Prior to running PC-Board, the BBS was called "Heartbreak Ridge BBS" and I ran it on R.O.S. - Remote Operating System. I'm pretty sure the timeline was 1988 to 1992." - Jeff McCord
205-881-3800
PIN Headquarters RCP/M, RCP/M RBBS P.I.N.
(1984-1985)
John Mueller
205-881-5009
Huntsville, AL
BBS IBM PC HAVIC, HAVIC
(1984-1985)
205-881-8380
Huntsville MUG BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
205-882-1140
CP/M User's Group RCPM
(1984-1985)
Jim Offenbecher
205-882-2822
ShadoeVision BBS
(1989-1990)
David Stanton
205-882-2995
The BBS
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
205-882-6167
PC Help Desk BBS, PC HelpDesk, The PC Help Desk, The PC HELP DESK BBS
(1988-1996)
John MintonPCBoard
205-883-6507
Huntsville Cygnus X-1 MBBS
(1985)
Chris Turvey
205-883-8367
Alabama Area, Telcomm Bbs
(1986)
Mike Williams, Mike Perdue
205-883-9030
Huntsville Randolph BBS
(1985)
Brian Reynolds
205-887-5802
The Alabama PCBoard
(1987-1994)
Robert AndersonPCBoard
205-887-6378
Eagle's Nest
(1987-1988)
Marvin Howell
205-895-6152
Access System(UAH), The ACCESS System (U.A.H.), University of Alabama at Huntsville
(1986-1996)
Jim McCullars, James Smith, Walt HanleyCollosus
205-895-6749
Alabama RCP/M RBBS, NACS/UAH RBBS/RCPM, RCP/M RBBS Huntsville, RCP/M RBBS NACS/UAH
(1982-1985)
Don Wilkes
205-925-5099
Birmingham, AL
The Alter Ego
(1989-1999)
Maggie Harden HensonPC Board
"This board ran on an improbability factor based on pure illogic. Our motto was "Chaos rules" because we couldn't spell "Anarchy"." - Maggie Harden Henson
205-928-2515
Fairhope, AL
PURPLE 12, Purple 12
(1981-1985)
Purp-Op (Thomas Dougherty)Forem ST, Forem XT
"Purple 12 was published in Antic Magazine, and now here. Those were some of the best days of my life!" - Thomas Dougherty
205-938-2145
West Blocton, AL
The Hanging Tree, The Round Table
(1989-1992)
Michael StaggsWWIV, Telegard
"This BBS had a byline "Bham's Only Occult BBS" and I actually had occult feeds from Modem Magick in El Cajon, CA as well as FIDOnet (and I believe WWIVnet) feeds from The DuckPond BBS in Birmingham. It was actually boycotted by several Christian groups in Birmingham, AL." - Michael Staggs

"This BBS was a bit controversial because of the name. However, at the time, I was a Christian and took the name "The Hanging Tree" as a reference to the cross. Rumors circulated that I was a racist and the name was a racist reference, however, it couldn't have been further from the truth. After I gave up Christianity in 1990 and became an occultist, the name was changed to The Round Table and you have an entry for that already." - Michael Staggs

205-951-2230
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Birmingham Town Crier
(1985)
205-956-9334
BIRMINGHAM, AL
The Time Zonea
(1987)
Genesis
205-967-5802
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Pirates Rendezous
(1985)
205-974-5123
Cyclone BBS, The Cyclone
(1988-1997)
Don Thompson, Jeff Fuller, Ricky ThompsonWildcat
205-979-7555
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Rebel's Hideout
(1985)
205-979-8093
BIRMINGHAM, AL
B.A.C.E.
(1985)
AMIS
205-983-6283
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Southern Pride BBS, The Wildcat! BBS
(1989-1990)
Larry OwensWildcat
205-987-9818
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Superboard
(1988-1991)
205-988-4816
BIRMINGHAM, AL
Superboard
(1988-1994)
205-995-6590
BIRMINGHAM, AL
ISA Computec BBS, ISA-BBS Birmingham
(1989-1993)
Larry Odom
90 Sysops currently listed.
117 BBSes Listed.