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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

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
8008 Brighton Trail , Unit 8008b Bethany Beach, DE 19970
Photo of 8008 Brighton Trail , Unit 8008b, Bethany Beach, DE 19970 (MLS # 706941)
3 beds 2 baths 1,314 sqft $330,000
2EN Annapolis Garden Bldg. Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2EN Annapolis Garden Bldg., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706936)
2 beds 2 baths 1,097 sqft $635,000
51 DUNE ROAD Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 51 DUNE ROAD, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706905)
5 beds 5 baths 3,300 sqft $1,895,000
31894 SCHOONER DRIVE, Unit 35 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31894 SCHOONER DRIVE, Unit 35, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706885)
3 beds 4 baths 1,900 sqft $359,000
307 W 2nd Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 307 W 2nd Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706897)
4 beds 4 baths 3,000 sqft $839,000
207 Wellington Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 207 Wellington Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706811)
3 beds 2 baths 2,184 sqft $1,075,000
503 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 503 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706902)
0 beds 0 baths $164,900
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 $595,000
111 2nd St. Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 111 2nd St., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706881)
4 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $1,850,000
714 Fenwood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 714 Fenwood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706877)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $359,000
39679 Willet Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39679 Willet, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706631)
4 beds 3 baths 1 sqft $1,190,000
420 Collins Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 420 Collins, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706775)
3 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $325,000
403 Gibson Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 403 Gibson Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706852)
5 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft $899,000
706S Edgewater House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 706S Edgewater House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706808)
3 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $960,000
601 Linwood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 601 Linwood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706615)
3 beds 2 baths 1,152 sqft $345,000
29997 Surfside Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 29997 Surfside, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706785)
7 beds 6 baths 6,000 sqft $4,850,000
210 Georgetown , Unit 210 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 210 Georgetown , Unit 210, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706761)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $519,000
32 BRIDGE ROAD Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 32 BRIDGE ROAD, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706657)
3 beds 2 baths 1,172 sqft $785,000
104 Central Boulevard Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 104 Central Boulevard, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706680)
5 beds 4 baths 2,700 sqft $1,750,000

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