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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

53042 Lakeshore Bethany Beach, DE 19930
3 beds 3 baths 2,250 sqft $599,900
114 Hollywood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 114 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711451)
6 beds 5 baths 3,200 sqft $1,629,000
427 Canal Way East Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 427 Canal Way East, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711403)
4 beds 4 baths 2,802 sqft $788,900
39290 RETREAT DRIVE , Unit 317 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39290 RETREAT DRIVE , Unit 317, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711406)
4 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $399,900
2 Heron Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2 Heron, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711371)
3 beds 3 baths 2,194 sqft $429,900
39556 Stephanie Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39556 Stephanie, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711302)
5 beds 3 baths 4,803 sqft $1,329,000
38440 Mainsail Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 38440 Mainsail, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711372)
3 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $370,000
904 Island , Unit Ph04 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 904 Island , Unit Ph04, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711327)
3 beds 2 baths 1,270 sqft $749,900
676 Tingle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 676 Tingle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711199)
5 beds 4 baths 2,794 sqft $895,000
324 Canal Court Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 324 Canal Court, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711294)
5 beds 3 baths 2,100 sqft $915,000
735 Fenwood Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 735 Fenwood Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711271)
4 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $399,900
39628 Waterworks , Unit 16 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39628 Waterworks , Unit 16, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711281)
0 beds 0 baths $170,000
39626 Waterworks , Unit 17 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39626 Waterworks , Unit 17, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711273)
0 beds 0 baths $170,000
31961 JEREMYS BRANCH , Unit 6 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31961 JEREMYS BRANCH , Unit 6, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711244)
3 beds 4 baths 1,950 sqft $475,000
33308 #56215 Pine Branch Way Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33308 #56215 Pine Branch Way, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711202)
4 beds 4 baths 2,900 sqft $899,900
606 Annapolis House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 606 Annapolis House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711185)
2 beds 2 baths 1,097 sqft $539,000
39167 SAND DOLLAR COURT , Unit 54023 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39167 SAND DOLLAR COURT , Unit 54023, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711144)
4 beds 3 baths 1,783 sqft $409,000
963 Terrapin Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 963 Terrapin, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 706171)
3 beds 3 baths 1,904 sqft $409,900
218 Ocean View Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 218 Ocean View Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710986)
5 beds 6 baths 3,100 sqft $1,897,000
503 Chesapeake , Unit 503 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 503 Chesapeake , Unit 503, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 711061)
1 bed 2 baths 725 sqft $345,000

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