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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

39624 Waterworks , Unit 18 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39624 Waterworks , Unit 18, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715672)
0 beds 0 baths $179,999
261 OYSTER SHELL COVE Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 261 OYSTER SHELL COVE, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621199)
0 beds 0 baths $159,000
307 Maryland , Unit 3 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 307 Maryland , Unit 3, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715590)
3 beds 2 baths 1,400 sqft $379,000
2204 Round Robin Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2204 Round Robin, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715567)
2 beds 2 baths 848 sqft $199,900
7701 Timberlake , Unit 39278 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 7701 Timberlake , Unit 39278, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715545)
2 beds 2 baths 932 sqft $194,500
206 Ashwood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 206 Ashwood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715244)
6 beds 5 baths 2,864 sqft $1,495,000
31960 Topsail Ct. , Unit 5 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31960 Topsail Ct. , Unit 5, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715199)
3 beds 4 baths 2,303 sqft $410,000
673 Evans Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 673 Evans Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 714983)
5 beds 4 baths 3,600 sqft $935,000
702 Dover House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 702 Dover House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715232)
1 bed 2 baths 725 sqft $389,000
33591 Doubles Court , Unit 1806 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33591 Doubles Court , Unit 1806, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715229)
3 beds 3 baths 1,544 sqft $369,000
999999 Kent Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 999999 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715043)
0 beds 0 baths $680,000
600 3rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 600 3rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715145)
4 beds 4 baths 2,608 sqft $725,000
635 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 635 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715146)
4 beds 4 baths 3,001 sqft $629,900
202 Wellington , Unit 2 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 202 Wellington , Unit 2, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715046)
0 beds 0 baths $1,000,000
730 Half Moon Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 730 Half Moon, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715111)
4 beds 2 baths 1,307 sqft $355,000
709N Chesapeake House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 709N Chesapeake House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715068)
1 bed 2 baths 842 sqft $369,000
910 Chesapeake Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 910 Chesapeake, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 714679)
3 beds 3 baths 1,483 sqft $1,100,000
302B Iris Ct , Unit I-202 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 302B Iris Ct , Unit I-202, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 715041)
3 beds 3 baths 816 sqft $340,000
942 Hawksbill St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 942 Hawksbill St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 701331)
3 beds 2 baths 1,515 sqft $414,900
218 FOURTH STREET Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 218 FOURTH STREET, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 700293)
3 beds 2 baths 1,040 sqft $749,000

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