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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

23005 Tall Timber Ct, Unit 23005 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
3 beds 2 baths $349,900
2 Heron Ct Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2 Heron Ct, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 596510)
0 beds 0 baths $185,000
102 Annapolis House, Unit 102N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 102 Annapolis House, Unit 102N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618669)
1 bed 1 bath $309,900
528 Doral Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 528 Doral Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618664)
4 beds 2 baths $390,000
823B Westwood Drive, Unit 46 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 823B Westwood Drive, Unit 46, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618594)
3 beds 3 baths $239,900
109N Annapolis House, Unit 109N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 109N Annapolis House, Unit 109N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618583)
1 bed 2 baths $254,900
31961 Jeremys Br, Unit 8 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31961 Jeremys Br, Unit 8, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618578)
3 beds 4 baths 1,656 sqft $495,000
6 South Shore Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 6 South Shore Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618560)
5 beds 4 baths 2,850 sqft $1,050,000
743B Clubhouse Drive, Unit 26 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 743B Clubhouse Drive, Unit 26, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618555)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $224,900
604 5th St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 604 5th St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618535)
0 beds 0 baths $255,000
711 Fox Tail Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 711 Fox Tail Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618494)
3 beds 3 baths 1,875 sqft $399,000
41 N Atlantic Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 41 N Atlantic Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618480)
3 beds 3 baths $1,295,000
5006 Brighton Trail, Unit 5006B Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 5006 Brighton Trail, Unit 5006B, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618456)
2 beds 2 baths $325,000
36906 S. Silver Sands Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 36906 S. Silver Sands Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 602812)
4 beds 4 baths 3,308 sqft $599,900
647 Tingle Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 647 Tingle Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618425)
3 beds 2 baths 1,211 sqft $425,000
617 Poplar Ct Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 617 Poplar Ct, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618374)
4 beds 3 baths $495,000
56109 Cypress Lake Circle, Unit 56109 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56109 Cypress Lake Circle, Unit 56109, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618368)
4 beds 3 baths $439,500
710 Brandywine, Unit 710S Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 710 Brandywine, Unit 710S, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618353)
3 beds 2 baths $879,000
31617 Charleys Run, Unit 19 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31617 Charleys Run, Unit 19, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618333)
5 beds 5 baths 3,608 sqft $1,515,000
33265 Walston Walk Ct. Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33265 Walston Walk Ct., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618308)
4 beds 3 baths $464,900

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