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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

928 Lake View Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 928 Lake View, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712190)
4 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $539,900
1102 S Edgewater , Unit 1102 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1102 S Edgewater , Unit 1102, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712158)
3 beds 2 baths 1,265 sqft $775,000
26 Atlantic Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 26 Atlantic Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712127)
5 beds 5 baths 2,739 sqft $1,749,000
54057 Starfish Court , Unit 54057 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 54057 Starfish Court , Unit 54057, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712100)
4 beds 3 baths 1,638 sqft $419,000
39282 ESTATE WAY , Unit 55122 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39282 ESTATE WAY , Unit 55122, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712048)
4 beds 4 baths 3,960 sqft $959,900
960 Hawksbill ST Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 960 Hawksbill ST, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712040)
3 beds 3 baths 2,316 sqft $494,900
400 LEKITES AVENUE Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 400 LEKITES AVENUE, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712012)
3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $425,000
638 Tingle Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 638 Tingle Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712015)
4 beds 4 baths 2,380 sqft $729,900
402 Annapolis House , Unit 402 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 402 Annapolis House , Unit 402, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711982)
1 bed 2 baths 725 sqft $289,000
2103 Doubles Court , Unit 2103 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2103 Doubles Court , Unit 2103, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711959)
3 beds 2 baths 1,076 sqft $294,900
39346 Racquet , Unit 8505 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39346 Racquet , Unit 8505, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711912)
3 beds 2 baths 1,220 sqft $255,000
9 ARGYLE ROAD , Unit 9 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 9 ARGYLE ROAD , Unit 9, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711830)
0 beds 0 baths $179,000
6001 Brighton Run Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 6001 Brighton Run, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710994)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $245,500
97C Second Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 97C Second Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711804)
3 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $769,900
33623 Singles , Unit 904 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33623 Singles , Unit 904, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711752)
4 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $545,000
56066 Pinewood , Unit 56066 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56066 Pinewood , Unit 56066, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711733)
3 beds 2 baths 1,690 sqft $379,900
624 Sandy Point Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 624 Sandy Point, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711720)
3 beds 2 baths 1,620 sqft $344,500
817A Beach Haven Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 817A Beach Haven, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711648)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $202,000
38920 CYPRESS LAKE CIRCLE , Unit 56075 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 38920 CYPRESS LAKE CIRCLE , Unit 56075, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711649)
4 beds 4 baths 2,985 sqft $779,000
116 Ashwood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 116 Ashwood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711584)
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $1,150,000

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