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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

1017 West Pine Ct, Unit 1017C Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1017 West Pine Ct, Unit 1017C, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620399)
1 bed 1 bath $139,900
50014 Southwinds Lane, Unit 50014 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 50014 Southwinds Lane, Unit 50014, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620219)
2 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $279,900
33301 Lagoona, Unit 6 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33301 Lagoona, Unit 6, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612610)
2 beds 2 baths $297,000
533 Candlelight Lane Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 533 Candlelight Lane, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 623430)
4 beds 2 baths 2,068 sqft $409,900
2003 Doubles Ct, Unit 2003 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2003 Doubles Ct, Unit 2003, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 609078)
3 beds 2 baths $285,000
4103 Volley Court, Unit 4103 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 4103 Volley Court, Unit 4103, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 623370)
1 bed 1 bath $154,000
324 Wellington Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 324 Wellington Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 623364)
4 beds 3 baths $765,000
39319 Brighton Court, Unit 2007B Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39319 Brighton Court, Unit 2007B, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616530)
3 beds 2 baths $265,000
103 3rd Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 103 3rd Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 623216)
3 beds 3 baths 1,732 sqft $1,299,000
442 Canal Way West Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 442 Canal Way West, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 623158)
4 beds 4 baths $699,900
33298 Lagoona Drive, Unit 14 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33298 Lagoona Drive, Unit 14, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 623082)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $379,000
403N Chesapeake, Unit 403N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 403N Chesapeake, Unit 403N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 623074)
1 bed 2 baths $349,000
3602 Round Robin Way, Unit 3602 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 3602 Round Robin Way, Unit 3602, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621381)
2 beds 2 baths $215,000
463 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 463 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 623004)
3 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $389,900
503S Edgewater House Road, Unit 503S Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 503S Edgewater House Road, Unit 503S, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622988)
2 beds 2 baths 1,265 sqft $639,900
8 Connor Lane Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 8 Connor Lane, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622980)
5 beds 5 baths $1,224,900
720 Coastal Highway, Unit 104 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 720 Coastal Highway, Unit 104, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 613347)
1 bed 1 bath $120,000
31585 Charley's Run, Unit 17 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31585 Charley's Run, Unit 17, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622918)
4 beds 4 baths $545,000
101 Hollywood St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 101 Hollywood St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622915)
4 beds 2 baths $1,650,000
613 5th Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 613 5th Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 622901)
3 beds 2 baths $695,000

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