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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

430 Canal Way West Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 430 Canal Way West, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 714116)
4 beds 4 baths 2,925 sqft $769,000
702 Harbour House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 702 Harbour House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 714046)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $625,000
303B Central Boulevard Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 303B Central Boulevard, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713874)
3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $545,000
1 Short Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1 Short Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713968)
4 beds 3 baths 1,568 sqft $549,900
804 S Ocean Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 804 S Ocean, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 714041)
6 beds 4 baths 3,400 sqft $2,099,000
703 Chesapeake Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 703 Chesapeake, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 714021)
1 bed 2 baths 725 sqft $375,000
1AN Annapolis Garden Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1AN Annapolis Garden, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713841)
3 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $1,050,000
424B Garfield Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 424B Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713754)
2 beds 3 baths 1,135 sqft $255,000
442 CANAL WAY WEST Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 442 CANAL WAY WEST, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713727)
4 beds 4 baths 3,072 sqft $549,000
710 Harbor House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 710 Harbor House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713658)
3 beds 2 baths 1,175 sqft $547,000
34874 ALDA LANE Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34874 ALDA LANE, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713743)
3 beds 2 baths 972 sqft $469,000
39294 Hatteras Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39294 Hatteras Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713737)
5 beds 5 baths 3,500 sqft $733,000
600 4th Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 600 4th Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713721)
3 beds 2 baths 1,344 sqft $369,900
34974 BELLE RD Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34974 BELLE RD, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706954)
4 beds 4 baths 3,042 sqft $849,900
121 Wellington Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 121 Wellington Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713598)
5 beds 5 baths 3,052 sqft $1,850,000
4801 Tie Breaker Court , Unit 39655 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 4801 Tie Breaker Court , Unit 39655, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713652)
1 bed 1 bath 750 sqft $149,900
11002 Evergreen , Unit 39262 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 11002 Evergreen , Unit 39262, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713646)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $299,000
224 Bayshore Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 224 Bayshore Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713547)
0 beds 0 baths $389,000
5803 BRIGHTON RUN , Unit 5803 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 5803 BRIGHTON RUN , Unit 5803, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713623)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $194,900
504 ALEXANDER DRIVE , Unit 7 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 504 ALEXANDER DRIVE , Unit 7, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706889)
3 beds 3 baths 2,100 sqft $519,000

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