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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

405 S Brandywine House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 405 S Brandywine House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716536)
2 beds 2 baths 1,097 sqft $449,900
39194 Pine Lake , Unit 55056 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39194 Pine Lake , Unit 55056, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716627)
3 beds 2 baths 1,301 sqft $375,000
39184 Pinelake Drive , Unit 55039 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39184 Pinelake Drive , Unit 55039, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716547)
4 beds 3 baths 1,638 sqft $459,000
326 Garfield Ext Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 326 Garfield Ext, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710184)
4 beds 4 baths 2,033 sqft $699,998
802 Farragut House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 802 Farragut House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716580)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $599,000
39375 Nature's Way Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39375 Nature's Way, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716563)
6 beds 6 baths 4,800 sqft $2,295,000
904 Island House , Unit Ph04 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 904 Island House , Unit Ph04, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716553)
3 beds 2 baths 1,270 sqft $729,000
691 Fenwood Ct. Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 691 Fenwood Ct., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716532)
3 beds 2 baths 1,032 sqft $359,900
403 S Edgewater House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 403 S Edgewater House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716497)
2 beds 2 baths 1,275 sqft $629,000
302B Iris Ct , Unit I-202 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 302B Iris Ct , Unit I-202, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715041)
3 beds 3 baths 816 sqft $340,000
119 Cedarwood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 119 Cedarwood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716459)
4 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $1,160,000
34970 Belle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34970 Belle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716499)
3 beds 2 baths 1,280 sqft $525,000
822 Beach Haven , Unit B Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 822 Beach Haven , Unit B, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716262)
3 beds 3 baths 1,400 sqft $209,999
960 Hawksbill Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 960 Hawksbill, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716449)
0 beds 0 baths $175,000
7006 Brighton Trail Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 7006 Brighton Trail, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716408)
2 beds 2 baths 1,124 sqft $299,900
38367 Virginia Dr. Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 38367 Virginia Dr., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716364)
4 beds 4 baths 3,200 sqft $529,000
96 1st Street , Unit B1 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 96 1st Street , Unit B1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716362)
2 beds 1 bath 400 sqft $299,999
31923 Jeremys Branch , Unit 14 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31923 Jeremys Branch , Unit 14, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716311)
3 beds 4 baths 1,900 sqft $499,900
4503 TIEBREAKER COURT , Unit 4503 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 4503 TIEBREAKER COURT , Unit 4503, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 606008)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $139,000
31617 Charleys Rn Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31617 Charleys Rn, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716225)
5 beds 5 baths 3,608 sqft $1,214,000

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