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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

56105 Whispering Pines Court, Unit 56105 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56105 Whispering Pines Court, Unit 56105, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616523)
4 beds 3 baths $442,500
416B Garfield Station, Unit 5 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 416B Garfield Station, Unit 5, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616488)
4 beds 3 baths $479,900
622 Tingle Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 622 Tingle Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616403)
4 beds 4 baths $799,900
812 Farragut House, Unit 812 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 812 Farragut House, Unit 812, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616396)
3 beds 2 baths $649,900
605N Chesapeake House, Unit 605N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 605N Chesapeake House, Unit 605N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616393)
2 beds 2 baths $569,900
30096 Surfside Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 30096 Surfside Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616349)
5 beds 7 baths $2,700,000
310 Farragut House, Unit 310 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 310 Farragut House, Unit 310, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616347)
3 beds 2 baths $659,000
602 Darby Lane, Unit 8 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 602 Darby Lane, Unit 8, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616345)
3 beds 2 baths 1,620 sqft $349,500
606N Chesapeake, Unit 606N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 606N Chesapeake, Unit 606N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 606499)
2 beds 2 baths 1,097 sqft $550,000
97D Central Blvd, Unit 4 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 97D Central Blvd, Unit 4, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616321)
3 beds 3 baths $729,900
54057 Starfish Ct Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 54057 Starfish Ct, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616319)
4 beds 3 baths 1,638 sqft $435,000
39325 Natures Way Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39325 Natures Way, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616313)
4 beds 4 baths 3,796 sqft $1,250,000
106 Harbour House, Unit 106 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 106 Harbour House, Unit 106, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 601804)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $569,000
50014 Southwinds Lane, Unit 50014 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 50014 Southwinds Lane, Unit 50014, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 613218)
2 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $305,900
608 Delaware Ct Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 608 Delaware Ct, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616125)
4 beds 2 baths $429,000
204 Oakwood St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 204 Oakwood St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616044)
4 beds 3 baths $999,500
6101 Brighton Run Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 6101 Brighton Run, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616033)
2 beds 2 baths $234,900
487 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 487 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616031)
3 beds 3 baths 2,500 sqft $499,000
401 Farragut House, Unit 401 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 401 Farragut House, Unit 401, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616028)
3 beds 2 baths $579,000
108 Soft Shell Cove Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 108 Soft Shell Cove, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616027)
4 beds 4 baths 4,456 sqft $975,000

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