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The founding of this little town by the sea is an often ignored accomplishment of members of the Christian Church, also known as the Disciples of Christ, of the Washington, D.C. area and Pennsylvania. They settled here in an era when the popular summer camp meetings sometimes led to permanent towns with religious names along the Atlantic. A nationwide competition led to the naming of Bethany and the winner, H. L. Atkinson, of the University of Chicago, received an ocean-front lot as his prize. Today Bethany may not be exactly as its founders dreamed in 1901 as they sought a gathering place on the Atlantic: “A suitable tract of land for a permanent yearly seaside assembly for the Christian Churches of this country.” Yet in many ways Bethany reflects the character stamped on it by those early settlers, who in the words of a founding father, Dr. F. D. Power, Washington minister, were looking for “a haven of rest for quiet people,” presenting a “safe and rational way of spending the heated term.” Today sea and sand lovers of many persuasions are still searching for serenity and solace and rationality for that “heated term.” It no longer takes two days to get here from Pittsburgh or a whole day from Washington, as some old timers remember. Ice is no longer kept back on the Evans pond to refrigerate the summer’s fish and chicken. Fogging machines, not bullfrogs, are now expected to keep the mosquito population down. Gone are the songs, the poetry and the cheers and the Bethany Herald. There is no ban on Sunday bathing and sales of tobacco, candy and soft drinks. And gone too is the octagonal auditorium known as “The Tabernacle,” (1) once a landmark in the vast assembly Grounds (2) of the Christian Missionary Society at the town’s entrance.




 

Bethany Beach Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Bethany Beach

507 Annapolis House, Unit 507N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
2 beds 2 baths 1,097 sqft $579,000
809 Annapolis, Unit 809N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 809 Annapolis, Unit 809N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 605999)
1 bed 2 baths 725 sqft $367,500
822D Beachhaven, Unit 40 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 822D Beachhaven, Unit 40, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615624)
2 beds 3 baths $209,000
641 Sandy Point Road, Unit 34 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 641 Sandy Point Road, Unit 34, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615623)
3 beds 2 baths 1,800 sqft $335,000
604 4th Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 604 4th Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615616)
4 beds 4 baths $719,000
2005 Doubles Ct., Unit 2005 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2005 Doubles Ct., Unit 2005, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615579)
1 bed 1 bath $210,000
121 Evergreen Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 121 Evergreen Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615525)
4 beds 3 baths 1,760 sqft $599,000
967 Hawksbill St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 967 Hawksbill St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615522)
3 beds 2 baths $349,000
962 Terrapin St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 962 Terrapin St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615514)
4 beds 4 baths $598,900
24007 Tall Timber Ct, Unit 24007 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 24007 Tall Timber Ct, Unit 24007, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615508)
3 beds 2 baths 1,721 sqft $350,000
896 Garfield Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 896 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615507)
0 beds 0 baths $199,900
31968 Topsail Ct, Unit 21 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31968 Topsail Ct, Unit 21, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615496)
4 beds 4 baths 1,500 sqft $374,900
208 2nd St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 208 2nd St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615416)
0 beds 0 baths $799,900
8408 Racquet Lane, Unit 8408 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 8408 Racquet Lane, Unit 8408, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615401)
2 beds 2 baths $293,000
302A Bayberry Court, Unit B-401 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 302A Bayberry Court, Unit B-401, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615399)
4 beds 3 baths $439,900
26 Atlantic Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 26 Atlantic Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615392)
3 beds 1 bath $1,200,000
312 Farragut, Unit 312 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 312 Farragut, Unit 312, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615376)
3 beds 2 baths $685,000
34882 Creek Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34882 Creek Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 605616)
4 beds 4 baths $1,175,000
31650 N Ocean Way Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31650 N Ocean Way, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615290)
7 beds 7 baths $2,682,000
55088 Pinewood Cir, Unit 55088 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 55088 Pinewood Cir, Unit 55088, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615272)
3 beds 3 baths $495,000

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:00 am by Bill Cullin