540 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 540 AREA CODE
540-234-0108
WEYERS CAVE, VA
Gamma Quadrant, The Gamma Quadrant
(1994-1999)
Ian HeatwoleTriBBS
540-236-5063
GALAX, VA
Power Mountain BBS
(1995)
Larry Thompson
540-253-7089
THE PLAINS, VA
The Dungeon BBS
(1997-2000)
Edward Eade II
540-254-2099
BUCHANAN, VA
Avaitor Heaven, Aviators Heaven
(1994-1999)
Fred BalmerTriBBS, TBBS
540-268-1138
SHAWSVILLE, VA
Shawsville Hub, Sparkies Machine BBS
(1994-1995)
John Campbell
540-268-1434
SHAWSVILLE, VA
Family Roots BBS
(1995-1996)
Cliff Woodward
540-297-8458
Moneta, VA
Kerry's Palace
(1989-1995)
Kerry MitchellTelegard
"The BBS started out using an XT 8086 on campus (using WWIV BBS) at Virginia Tech using their internal datakits. It was switched over to Telegard in 1990 on a 286, and moved off-campus to a local number in Blacksburg on a 386 DX-40. It moved to Moneta, VA in 1993 and remained up until 1995. Throughout most of it's life, it was a member of FidoNet, etc." - Kerry Mitchell
540-298-2835
Elkton, VA
Orion's Palace, Orion's Palace Online
(1994-2002)
Larry MeadowsExcalibur BBS
"Orion's Palace is still currently running, and I have no plans to shut it down. I am running Excalibur BBS software, so you need Excalibur BBS client to call through the internet. Simply put @orionbbs.tzo.com in for the phone number in the Excalibur client calling directory editor. (include the @ as written). We still are averaging 20 - 30+ calls per day(most playing scrabble) from around the world. Check out the OPO webpage for more info at http://www.fastclik.com PS! Since the internet offers 'free' dialing for our out of state/country callers, the phone lines have been disconnected, and I run 4 nodes accessible via internet. (24/7)" - Larry Meadows
540-322-2529
Bluefield, VA
The Outer Limits
(1992-1996)
Mark TurnerSynchronet, WWIV
"The BBS was in West Virginia initially and run on an Amiga computer using MetroBBS. Then in moved a few miles across the state line into Virginia. The complete phone number changed. Later, the area code changed, too. So, it went through three different phone numbers. It also jumped from the Amiga to an IBM clone, so the software changed to Synchronet." - Mark Turner
540-328-4623
WISE, VA
Sportscentral
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-328-6915
WISE, VA
Vivid Images, Vivid Images Press Syndicate
(1994-1999)
David AllioTriBBS
540-328-8416
Wise, VA
Files -N- Forums, Files-N-Forums BBS
(1996-1999)
Scott SandersTriBBS
"This BBS was started on an IBM clone 286 with a 9600 modem, it then was expanded to a 386, then 486 and at its peak had 3 phone lines running 28.8k modems. When I first decided to start this BBS, I made a decision that people would steer towards bulletin boards and not that other online service... the internet. At the time we had ANSI graphics and they only had ftp, gopher, and a text based mosaic browser. I was very wrong, but had a great time with it!" - Scott Sanders
540-328-8865
Wise, VA
Et Cetera Unlimited
(1995-1998)
Jim BlackburnWarp Six
"This BBS was run on an Apple IIe, one of a very few BBSes to run on that platform at the time." - Jim Blackburn
540-337-0721
STAUNTON, VA
It's Magic
(1995-1996)
John Corkery
540-342-1210
ROANOKE, VA
The Wolf's Den
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-344-8452
ROANOKE, VA
The "Q" Continuum BBS
(1994-1995)
David Mascitelli
540-344-9131
ROANOKE, VA
Crescent Info
(1996)
540-347-2574
WARRENTON, VA
The Dungeon BBS, Warrenton Hub
(1996-1997)
Edward Eade II
540-347-3518
WARRENTON, VA
Bodac BBS
(1996)
540-347-6559
WARRENTON, VA
Forbidden Zone!
(1995-1997)
Richard Lintemuth
540-349-9553
WARRENTON, VA
The Cat's Meow BBS
(1995)
Jon Poisel
540-362-3260
ROANOKE, VA
Sparkies Machine Node 3
(1994-1995)
John Campbell
540-362-7647
ROANOKE, VA
Sparkies Machine BBS, Sparkies Machine Node 2, Star City Hub (KC4LWI)
(1991-1995)
John CampbellPCBoard
540-362-8673
ROANOKE, VA
WB4Q0J Network 57, WB4QOJ BBS, WB4QOJ Net 57
(1995-1999)
Lee McDanielMagpie , TriBBS
540-366-4299
ROANOKE, VA
Sparkie's Machine, SPARKIE'S MACHINE BBS, Sparkies Machine BBS, Sparkies Machine Node 1, SparkiesMachine
(1990-1996)
John Campbell, KC4LWIPCBoard
540-372-3419
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Central Virginia Net, CVA NEC, TSS Online
(1995-1997)
Glenn Rossi
540-373-0554
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Gamer's Choice
(2001-2004)
John CaldwellPCBoard
540-373-8215
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Jack's Emporium, Who's Got What (WGW)
(1990-2000)
Jack Williams
540-373-8438
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Rich and Sandy's Ring
(1995-1996)
Richard Jones
540-373-9688
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
FPCUG Support BBS
(1995)
Clayton Lawrence
540-374-0445
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Spooky BBS
(1995-1996)
Ted Eisenman
540-382-0559
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA
I X O Y E Bbs (CDN), I X O Y E Bbs Node 2, It's Magic, SouthWestern Virginia Net, Star City Hub, SW. Virginia Net
(1994-1997)
Bob Brisco, John Corkery
540-386-2748
GATE CITY, VA
Bit Twiddlers II
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-387-3977
SALEM, VA
Salem Hub, Sparkies Machine BBS
(1994-1995)
John Campbell
540-395-3949
COEBURN, VA
Fred's BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-427-2138
ROANOKE, VA
Mountain Air BBS
(1991-1996)
Edward WoodPCBoard
540-456-6704
GREENWOOD, VA
New Orleans Mensa Society
(1994)
Wildcat
540-466-8718
BRISTOL, VA
Crossroads BBS
(1996-1997)
John Tibbs
540-552-8767
BLACKSBURG, VA
Home of MBT, The MBT
(1989-1996)
Lud Eng, Andrew RoyPCBoard
540-582-2089
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
FireBase Vet, The ABBEY
(1995)
Ed Maycen, Eddie Maycen
540-582-2849
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
Images and Words
(1994-1995)
Joe Russell
540-582-3005
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
Eastern Panhandle Net, Home Base I, Infinity & Beyond, Legacy Data Serve (2 Nodes), Legacy Dataserve, Moved to Net 2613
(1995-1999)
David D FarrisTriBBS
540-582-3008
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
Legacy Systems, Net2631 NC
(1996)
David D Farris
540-582-3466
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
The Wood Pile BBS , Wood Pile
(1996-2004)
Elwood MorganWildcat
540-582-6015
Spotsylvania, VA
The Wood Pile BBS
(1993-2005)
Elwood MorganWildcat!
"I started my BBS in 1993 when I built a 486 computer with a 9600 modem. I upgraded my modem every time they came out with a faster one. My first software was a script in Telix which worked OK. It was hard to add games but I figured it out finally. I then switched to Wildcat software and things got much easier. I had every decent online game available set up and working. There were more than 110 working games and 7 CD's of files online. LORD was the most popular game and it was funny watching the player's strategy. I did not play, just watched. I then built a Pentium computer with Windoze 95 but could never get the new Wildcat Windoze version working. Years later I found out it was a bug in Windoze that caused the problems. Meanwhile, I had all maintenance functions automated so the BBS ran without my help. Because of this, I left it up. Finally turned off the computer in 2005 after being online with the SAME hard drive for 11 years and no failures. Can't beat Western Digital. I enjoyed running the BBS and I hope that others enjoyed it too." - Elwood Morgan
540-582-7951
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA
The Squad Room BBS
(1995-1999)
Dave GrahamTriBBS
540-587-5496
BEDFORD, VA
Scanners
(1996-1997)
Tate Easter
540-635-3307
FRONT ROYAL, VA
The Wolf's Den
(1995-1996)
MajorBBS
540-636-6147
Front Royal, VA
The Leprechauns Lair BBS
(1998-2000)
Chris ThomasRenegade
540-639-0363
RADFORD, VA
The MIDI Connection
(1995)
David Mercier
540-639-0946
RADFORD, VA
Perfesser Zero's Lab
(1991-1995)
Scott Slayman
540-647-4736
COLLINSVILLE, VA
Genesis BBS
(2001-2002)
Richard SutphinPowerBBS
540-657-0524
STAFFORD, VA
The Darksword
(1996-1997)
Derek Cosby
540-659-0482
STAFFORD, VA
Hell's Half Acre
(1995-1996)
John T. Donnelly Jr.
540-659-1928
STAFFORD, VA
Shadow's Lair
(1995-1996)
Dori Heberlein
540-659-6769
Stafford, VA
The DarkSword Online, Virginia Mail Node
(2007)
Derek Cosby
540-662-6964
WINCHESTER, VA
Zhentil Keep
(1993-1995)
Philip Puffinburger
540-663-3128
DAHLGREN, VA
The Weakened Warrior BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-663-3818
DAHLGREN, VA
Dahlgren Online
(1995-1997)
Brian Ashcraft
540-663-9111
DAHLGREN, VA
Weezer's Shack
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-663-9122
DAHLGREN, VA
The Lodge of the Adept
(1995)
Jeremy Paul Weiland
540-667-3530
WINCHESTER, VA
Another Dimen, Another Dimension, AnotherDim
(1989-1996)
Miller&ForemanPCBoard
540-669-7335
BRISTOL, VA
Pleasure Palace
(1994-1997)
Randy Dixon
540-676-1189
ABINGDON, VA
Abingdon Online
(1992-1997)
Jason Lester, Peter Martin
"We even made a "Treading the Boards" column in Computer Shopper several years ago. Moved to the web in 1996 and eventually disconnected our phone lines. Now at http://www.abol.com, though it is almost dead now. I run Ford-Diesel.Com, a web BBS for owners of Ford diesel trucks that is very active." - Jason Lester
540-678-0875
WINCHESTER, VA
No Vacancy
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-678-5532
WINCHESTER, VA
Villa of Rapture
(1998)
Todd Lewis
540-743-2865
Luray, VA
Andy's ARCHIVE BBS, TSR TERMINATE SUPPORT REGISTRATIONS
(1995-2003)
Andy Roberts
540-754-0489
BOONES MILL, VA
Darkworld BBS
(1982-1997)
Patrick FarleyTRIbbs
540-776-9933
ROANOKE, VA
S.N.A.F.U. BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-783-2997
MARION, VA
Emergency Room BBS Node2
(1996)
Hansford Collins
540-783-4799
MARION, VA
Emergency Room BBS Node1, The Emergency Room BBS
(1996)
Hansford Collins
540-785-7279
CHANCELLOR, VA
Seminole Wind
(1996)
540-785-7429
CHANCELLOR, VA
InfoTec
(1995)
Christian D. Anschuetz
540-785-9135
CHANCELLOR, VA
Diamond Mine BBS
(1998-2000)
David B. Perrussel
540-785-9425
CHANCELLOR, VA
Virginia Data Exchange
(1995-1997)
Robert B. Sulzman
540-796-6007
POUND, VA
Dark Shadows, The Dark Shadows BBS
(1996-1999)
TriBBS
540-828-3492
BRIDGEWATER, VA
Wizards Lair
(1995)
Alex Earhart
540-828-4608
BRIDGEWATER, VA
Briery Branch BBS, Shenandoah Valley Net
(1994-2000)
David Simmons
540-829-0440
CULPEPER, VA
MegaComm(sm) BBS
(1995-1996)
Stephen Gose
540-833-2283
EDOM, VA
Sand Cave BBS, Shenandoah Valley Net
(1994-1996)
Gary Earhart
540-833-2287
EDOM, VA
Sand Cave BBS Node2
(1995-1996)
Gary Earhart
540-854-6760
UNIONVILLE, VA
Locust Grove, Locust Grove
(1992-1996)
Andy HoffmanGAP
540-869-2695
STEPHENS CITY, VA
The Deli
(1995)
Mike Castelli
540-869-3843
STEPHENS CITY, VA
JANUS, Shenandoah Valley Hub
(1994-1995)
Sean McClanahan
540-869-5524
STEPHENS CITY, VA
Mindless Venture
(1995-1996)
Mark Dixon
540-869-5888
STEPHENS CITY, VA
JANUS, Shenandoah Valley Hub
(1995)
Sean McClanahan
540-872-3509
MINERAL, VA
Middle of Nowhere BBS
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-896-4356
BROADWAY, VA
Parens patriae BBS Resource for Parents
(1995-1996)
Rick Thoma
540-898-2565
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
FireBase Vet, The ABBEY, VetNetInfo
(1994-1997)
Ed Maycen, Eddie Maycen
540-898-4821
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
RamsGateWest, The RamsGateWest BBS
(1991-2000)
Aaron Moore, GT Moore, Gary T. Moore
540-898-9114
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Diamond Mine BBS
(1995-1998)
David B. PerrusselOpus
540-899-0020
FREDERICKSBURG, VA
CrackerBarrel, The Cracker Barrel BBS
(1991-1995)
Kevin GrahamQuickBBS
540-955-7022
Bluemont, VA
TheLitterBox(r)
(2001-2002)
Tony Campbell
540-967-3928
LOUISA, VA
J&W Computer System BBX
(1998-1999)
TriBBS
540-972-3886
CHANCELLOR, VA
Lightning BBS
(1994-1997)
Jon Ringuette
540-972-3920
CHANCELLOR, VA
HyPed uP, The HyPeD uP BBS!!!
(1993-1996)
Shaun WatsonQuickBBS
540-972-7279
CHANCELLOR, VA
PC Central, PC World
(1994-1996)
Steve Peterson
540-972-9416
CHANCELLOR, VA
PC Central
(1995-1997)
Steve Peterson
540-977-0045
ROANOKE, VA
Shadowkeep BBS, The Blue Ridge Connection
(1993-1996)
Mike Astin
540-982-8274
ROANOKE, VA
Virtual Community
(1995)
Richard Eary
540-989-4991
Roanoke, VA
CrossRoads BBS
(1994-1998)
Harmony (aka Lady Venicity or Amanda Ackley), Harmony aka Lady VenicityRenegade
"I had probably one of the largest list of callers in the Roanoke area near the end of my board's lifespan. I'd learned to design websites and had made one for my system. By the time I had to take mine down I was getting calls from all up-and-down the east coast as well as several outlying islands! I used many softwares, but once I found Renegade, that was it. That software rocked. I still have my BBS, in hopes of one day having the equipment and time to make it tel-nettable like Dave's Diamond Mine up in Fredericksburg, VA. I never upgraded the software for Y2K though, so if I log back into my old computer (DOS/Win3.1) I have to tell the computer it's 1999 or the BBS won't function!" - Amanda Ackley
85 Sysops currently listed.
101 BBSes Listed.