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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

903 Harbour House, Unit PH03 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 903 Harbour House, Unit PH03, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620693)
3 beds 3 baths $899,900
504 Alexander Drive, Unit 7 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 504 Alexander Drive, Unit 7, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620586)
3 beds 3 baths $639,000
58012 Wimbledon Court, Unit 12 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 58012 Wimbledon Court, Unit 12, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620662)
4 beds 4 baths $975,000
Rt 1 & Bayberry Rd. Bethany Beach, DE 19930
0 beds 0 baths $1,200,000
603 Dover House, Unit 603S Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 603 Dover House, Unit 603S, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620656)
1 bed 2 baths $419,000
604 4th Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 604 4th Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620651)
4 beds 4 baths $697,000
68 N Atlantic Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 68 N Atlantic Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620621)
5 beds 5 baths $3,295,000
52017 Canal Court, Unit 52017 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 52017 Canal Court, Unit 52017, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620619)
3 beds 3 baths $347,000
56142 Pine Cone Lane, Unit 56142 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56142 Pine Cone Lane, Unit 56142, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620612)
3 beds 3 baths $525,000
54028 Sundial Place, Unit 54028 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 54028 Sundial Place, Unit 54028, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620596)
3 beds 3 baths 2,172 sqft $458,000
32546 Heron Circle, Unit 5 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 32546 Heron Circle, Unit 5, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620592)
4 beds 4 baths 3,500 sqft $990,000
825-A Westwoods Blvd, Unit 17 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 825-A Westwoods Blvd, Unit 17, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620540)
2 beds 2 baths $229,000
33301 Lagoona Dr, Unit 1 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33301 Lagoona Dr, Unit 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620410)
2 beds 2 baths $349,000
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
401 Farragut House, Unit 401 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 401 Farragut House, Unit 401, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620380)
3 beds 2 baths $559,900
110 Island House, Unit 110 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 110 Island House, Unit 110, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620373)
3 beds 2 baths $540,000
2003 West Lake Court, Unit 2003 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2003 West Lake Court, Unit 2003, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620368)
2 beds 2 baths $298,000
2EN Annapolis, Unit 2EN Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2EN Annapolis, Unit 2EN, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620364)
2 beds 2 baths 1,097 sqft $729,000
1003 West Pine Ct, Unit 1003C Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1003 West Pine Ct, Unit 1003C, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 592593)
1 bed 1 bath $199,900
31587 Charleys Run, Unit 2 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31587 Charleys Run, Unit 2, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 620347)
5 beds 4 baths 2,804 sqft $592,000

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