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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

324 Sandpiper Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 324 Sandpiper Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 586741)
0 beds 0 baths $439,000
933 Lake View Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 933 Lake View Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622551)
4 beds 3 baths $639,000
33288 Ocean Pines Ln Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33288 Ocean Pines Ln, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622550)
3 beds 3 baths $725,000
613 1st Street Bethany Beach, DE 19970
Photo of 613 1st Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19970 (MLS # 622542)
3 beds 2 baths $329,000
4703 Tie Breaker, Unit 4703 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 4703 Tie Breaker, Unit 4703, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622531)
1 bed 1 bath $155,000
10 S 6th St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 10 S 6th St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622510)
5 beds 3 baths 2,493 sqft $1,100,000
605 2nd St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 605 2nd St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 603567)
4 beds 3 baths $765,000
223 Third Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 223 Third Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622491)
3 beds 2 baths $725,000
112 Harbor, Unit 112 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 112 Harbor, Unit 112, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622488)
3 beds 2 baths $569,900
410N Chesapeake House, Unit 410N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 410N Chesapeake House, Unit 410N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622442)
3 beds 3 baths $895,000
11007 Evergreen Circle, Unit 11007 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 11007 Evergreen Circle, Unit 11007, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622415)
3 beds 3 baths $379,000
803 Harbour, Unit 803 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 803 Harbour, Unit 803, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622413)
3 beds 2 baths $545,000
PH02N Edgewater House, Unit PH02N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of PH02N Edgewater House, Unit PH02N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622408)
2 beds 2 baths 1,265 sqft $799,000
54066 Starfish Court, Unit 54066 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 54066 Starfish Court, Unit 54066, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622377)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $405,000
PH 912 Island House, Unit 912 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of PH 912 Island House, Unit 912, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622295)
3 beds 3 baths $799,000
199 Oyster Shell Cove Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 199 Oyster Shell Cove, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622207)
3 beds 3 baths 3,128 sqft $479,900
617 Poplar Ct Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 617 Poplar Ct, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622180)
4 beds 3 baths $479,900
East Bank Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of East Bank Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622158)
0 beds 0 baths $645,000
113 Soft Shell Cv Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 113 Soft Shell Cv, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622149)
3 beds 2 baths $510,000
3407 Round Robin Way, Unit 3407 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 3407 Round Robin Way, Unit 3407, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622125)
3 beds 2 baths $289,000

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