Reliance, Maryland

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Reliance is an unincorporated community in Caroline County and in Dorchester County, Maryland, United States. Previously known as Johnson's Crossroads, it is located on the border with Delaware.[1][2]

Notable people[edit]

Patty Cannon (c. 1760 or 1759 or 1769 - May 11, 1829), was an illegal slave trader and the co-leader of the Cannon-Johnson Gang of Maryland-Delaware, which operated for about a decade in the early 19th century kidnapping free blacks and refugee slaves to sell into slavery in the South, which came to be known, as the Reverse Underground Railroad.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Reliance, Maryland
  2. ^ Kaminkow, Marion J. Maryland A to Z: A Topographical Dictionary. Baltimore, Maryland: Magna Carta Book Company, 1985. p285

Coordinates: 38°38′07″N 75°42′23″W / 38.63528°N 75.70639°W / 38.63528; -75.70639