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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

218 Hollywood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 218 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724974)
5 beds 4 baths 3,100 sqft $1,085,000
765 Fenwood Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 765 Fenwood Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724952)
5 beds 3 baths 3,080 sqft $679,000
744 Fenwood Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 744 Fenwood Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724958)
3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $349,000
907 Leatherback Lane Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 907 Leatherback Lane, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724945)
3 beds 3 baths 1,700 sqft $399,900
39055 Lakeshore Court , Unit 53068 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39055 Lakeshore Court , Unit 53068, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724869)
3 beds 2 baths 1,331 sqft $324,500
119 Cedarwood Street , Unit 19 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 119 Cedarwood Street , Unit 19, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724870)
0 beds 0 baths $1,160,000
711 Fenwood Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 711 Fenwood Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724819)
3 beds 2 baths 992 sqft $389,900
34873 Alda Ln Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34873 Alda Ln, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724791)
4 beds 2 baths 2,032 sqft $849,900
3302 Round Robin Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 3302 Round Robin, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724231)
2 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $239,000
39323 Racquet , Unit 8103 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39323 Racquet , Unit 8103, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724811)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $214,000
1FA Annapolis Garden Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1FA Annapolis Garden, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724777)
2 beds 2 baths 1,097 sqft $629,000
39370 Brighton View Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39370 Brighton View, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724638)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $339,000
758B Salt Pond Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 758B Salt Pond Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724718)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $219,990
39167 Sanddollar , Unit 54021 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39167 Sanddollar , Unit 54021, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724643)
4 beds 3 baths 1,950 sqft $409,000
39330 Hatteras Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39330 Hatteras Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724526)
5 beds 5 baths 3,500 sqft $710,000
319 Retreat Drive , Unit 2 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 319 Retreat Drive , Unit 2, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724517)
3 beds 3 baths 1,400 sqft $319,990
31600 Charleys Run Bethany Beach, DE 19966
Photo of 31600 Charleys Run, Bethany Beach, DE 19966 (MLS # 723934)
5 beds 4 baths 2,758 sqft $639,800
56102 Whispering Pines Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56102 Whispering Pines, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724503)
3 beds 2 baths 1,331 sqft $359,900
770B Salt Pond Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 770B Salt Pond Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 724470)
2 beds 3 baths 1,000 sqft $269,900
97D Central Blvd , Unit 4 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 97D Central Blvd , Unit 4, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716850)
3 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $739,900

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