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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

602 Chesapeake House Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 602 Chesapeake House Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 723251)
1 bed 2 baths 725 sqft $375,000
501 Chesapeake House Road , Unit 501 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 501 Chesapeake House Road , Unit 501, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 723248)
3 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $1,100,000
243 Oyster Shell Cove Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 243 Oyster Shell Cove, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 723241)
4 beds 3 baths 2,980 sqft $479,900
118 Ashwood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 118 Ashwood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 723217)
6 beds 6 baths 5,054 sqft $1,799,000
601 Laurel Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 601 Laurel, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 723179)
4 beds 2 baths 1,520 sqft $395,595
39426 Private Place , Unit 5401 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39426 Private Place , Unit 5401, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 723016)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $220,000
637 Sandy Point Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 637 Sandy Point Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 723122)
3 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $315,000
39603 Waterworks Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39603 Waterworks, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 723077)
4 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft $739,000
703 Fenwood Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 703 Fenwood Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722962)
3 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $350,000
56048 Pinewood , Unit (39057) Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56048 Pinewood , Unit (39057), Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722869)
3 beds 2 baths 1,331 sqft $329,900
508 Georgetown House Road , Unit 508 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 508 Georgetown House Road , Unit 508, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722893)
3 beds 2 baths 1,275 sqft $789,000
38865 Whispering Pines , Unit 56099 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 38865 Whispering Pines , Unit 56099, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722872)
4 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $414,900
MLS # 722900 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722900)
3 beds 3 baths 1,284 sqft $359,000
319 Parkwood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 319 Parkwood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722818)
6 beds 4 baths 3,152 sqft $986,000
407 Georgetowne House , Unit 407 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 407 Georgetowne House , Unit 407, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722789)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $580,000
638 Tingle Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 638 Tingle Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722758)
4 beds 4 baths 2,380 sqft $699,000
218 Ocean View Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 218 Ocean View Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722684)
5 beds 6 baths 3,100 sqft $1,785,000
602 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 602 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722649)
3 beds 3 baths 2,130 sqft $435,000
743 Fenwood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 743 Fenwood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722544)
3 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $499,000
316 Wellington Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 316 Wellington Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 722532)
3 beds 3 baths 1,350 sqft $760,000

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