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Welcome to Reliance ...

Reliance is located in Polk County<1>.

The location of Reliance has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Reliance is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Reliance lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Reliance (for example, toward Dunlap), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Reliance is located in the (423) area code.

Communities Also Named Reliance ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Reliance: This one is located in Polk County and the other is located in Claiborne County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 10 communities that are also named Reliance - they are located in Delaware, Maryland, Northwest Territories, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Reliance.

Communities near Reliance ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Reliance.

  • Jacktown [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
    • Jacktown [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Reliance
    • Estimated population in 2014: 67,319 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacktown
  • Athens [McMinn County]
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    • Athens [McMinn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Reliance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<5>
  • Pantertown [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantertown
    • Pantertown [Fannin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Reliance
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantertown
  • Etowah [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
    • Etowah [McMinn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Reliance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<5>
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    • Belltown Hill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown Hill
      • Belltown Hill [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Reliance
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown Hill
    • Tennga [Murray County]
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      • Tennga [Murray County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Reliance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tennga<5>
    • Englewood [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [McMinn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Reliance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Englewood<5>
    • Benton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Polk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Reliance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<5>
    • McCaysville [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCaysville
      • McCaysville [Fannin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Reliance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCaysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCaysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCaysville<5>
    • Tellico Plains [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tellico Plains
      • Tellico Plains [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Reliance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 909 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tellico Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tellico Plains<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Reliance. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Reliance.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Reliance. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Reliance.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Reliance. See our Newspapers Page for Reliance.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Reliance ...

Looking for more information about Reliance? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Reliance, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Reliance.

Adding Reliance to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Reliance in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Reliance was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Reliance on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Polk County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Reliance. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Reliance - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Reliance) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reliance. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1870, Longitude: -84.4991       In this case, the coordinates for Reliance have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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