740 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 740 AREA CODE
740-376-0285
MARIETTA, OH
Mid Ohio Valley NEC, NET2210 NEC, Wizard's World 2
(1996-2003)
Cliff Barrack
740-456-6448
NEW BOSTON, OH
Kitty City
(1981-2003)
Jennifer Murphy
740-524-0704
Kilbourne, OH
The Ultimate Trekkie BBS
(1994-2002)
JimExcalibur BBS for Windows
"The BBS is still going strong. Few users but still online with a current Excalibur BBS list." - Jim
740-594-6588
Athens, OH
DDT Archives, DDT Archives BBS
(1981-2001)
David Wm WragePCBoard, Waffle, WWIV
740-633-1701
Martins Ferry, OH
Small-Trek BBS!
(1992-2000)
Cap'n JimVBBS
"This was once a very popular BBS (with the theme of Star-Trek) in the Ohio valley and was involved in the very first network of BBS's in the area called StarNet, which made the newspapers. The BBS was first started on an old Tandy 1000RL with a 20 meg hard drive." - Cap'n Jim
740-745-5363
St. Louisville, OH
Wayne's World BBS
(1992-1998)
Wayne MillardRBBS, WWIV, WildCat!
"I started this BBS part-time in 1992 on RBBS. It went full-time on WWIV on October 12, 1994. I ran the WWIV board with Co-SysOps Bob Jutzi (who not only was SysOp of a local BBS (that switched names between The Zoo, Data Dimensions, and The Toolbox), but is also totally blind), Mike Wenzel (SysOp of Michael's Madness), and his son Nick Wenzel. The BBS converted to WildCat! on April 3, 1993. Mike Wenzel and Nick Wenzel, who were most familiar with WWIV, stepped down as Co-SysOps and were replaced with Robert Schweitzer (SysOp of PC-Exchange) and Bob Soltysik. The BBS became a FidoNet node (1:226/1430) on December 23, 1995. The BBS was also the mail hub for Z-Com. The BBS grew in popularity until a 2nd node was required. A 2nd node was installed April 30, 1996. 1997 was a tough year for the BBS as the Internet began to ramp up in this area and traffic on the BBS fell sharply. As I became a Sophmore in college (majoring in Computer Information Systems), my time with the BBS was shortening to the point that I could no longer spend the time to maintain it. The BBS took its last call on June 30, 1997." -- Wayne Millard
740-772-5520
CHILLICOTHE, OH
Chilli Hub, Chilli-Net Echo Coord, Chilli-Net NEC, The Outer Limits II
(1988-1998)
Keith Wineka, Chilli-Net NEC
740-772-5583
CHILLICOTHE, OH
Chilli-Net, Chilli-Net Echo Coord, Chilli-Net NEC, R11 RHUB, Reg 11 EchoCoord, The Outer Limits, The Outer Limits I, The Outer Limits II
(1991-1999)
Keith Wineka
740-773-3269
CHILLICOTHE, OH
Tranquility
(1991-1998)
Lee Daily
740-775-6230
CHILLICOTHE, OH
Chilli-Net NEC, Discover II, ODOT District9
(1990-1999)
Tony Dunlap
740-862-6574
Baltimore, OH
Protean II, PROTEAN!, PROTEAN! BBS, PROTEAN! II, PROTEAN! II BBS
(1990-1998)
Lowell ClugstonWildcat! BBS
"I ran a SCSI System - I daisy chained 3 Pioneer 6 Pack CD's with a 6 pack offline request (18 online) 24 CD's from Night OWL CD's to Shareware Best. I also ran online games - Beta Tester for Freshwater Fishing - Ran Trade Wars 2002 - Master of the Universe (MOTU) - many more popular ones. I ran Wildcat! SOftware Multi-Node version - I had 2 to 3 nodes going at one time - even had a bump line from Columbus Ohio, making my LOCAL calling area one of the LARGEST in area. I don't know anyone else that ran 18 cd's online - so might make me the largest file base in county if not state. I also had Frontdoor for FidoNet, COBBA, WildNet, Boondocks (our local are nets), plus other available to me via Frontdoor or QWK packets. I really enjoyed jumping in a local Node and chatting with the users - or playing the online games. Most I missed of all is messing with DOS - I still believe it's faster than Winders (memory hog) but, the software is much better now using that environment. Just think what we can do with the speed connections we have now. Direct-Direct connection with a cable modem - WOW - no hops That would be speed. I remember my first HighSpeed Modem was $614 for a 14.4 HST USR "Sysop" Special I still have all mine that was connected to the nodes. Have fun - as my log out screen said - "Turn out the lights - the Party is over" - Lowell Clugston (Protean)
740-927-1843
PATASKALA, OH
PROTEAN! II
(1997-1998)
Lowell Clugston
740-928-5302
HEBRON, OH
Morrow-Macke, Morrow/Macke
(1993-1998)
Chip Morrow
740-929-1828
HEBRON, OH
The RADIUS
(1995-1999)
Mike Ervin
14 Sysops currently listed.
14 BBSes Listed.