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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

723 Salt Pond Rd, Unit 37 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
3 beds 3 baths $300,000
53027 Lakeshore Drive, Unit 53027 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 53027 Lakeshore Drive, Unit 53027, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612675)
4 beds 3 baths $509,000
38754 Skipjack Village Rd., Unit 12 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 38754 Skipjack Village Rd., Unit 12, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612674)
4 beds 4 baths $399,000
8001 Timberlake, Unit 8001 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 8001 Timberlake, Unit 8001, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612647)
2 beds 2 baths $220,000
316 Wellington Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 316 Wellington Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612646)
3 beds 3 baths $723,000
31322 Terry Cir Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31322 Terry Cir, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612613)
4 beds 4 baths 3,900 sqft $649,000
33301 Lagoona, Unit 6 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33301 Lagoona, Unit 6, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612610)
2 beds 2 baths $300,000
35240 Hassell Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 35240 Hassell Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 603477)
4 beds 4 baths $1,249,000
244 Bayshore Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 244 Bayshore Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612582)
0 beds 0 baths $899,000
55088 Pinewood Cir, Unit 55088 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 55088 Pinewood Cir, Unit 55088, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612558)
3 beds 3 baths $495,000
311C Cedar Ct, Unit C-403 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 311C Cedar Ct, Unit C-403, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612516)
4 beds 3 baths $415,000
3903 Volley Court, Unit 3903 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 3903 Volley Court, Unit 3903, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612437)
1 bed 1 bath $145,000
772 Salt Pond Cir, Unit 130 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 772 Salt Pond Cir, Unit 130, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612431)
2 beds 2 baths $299,000
761A Salt Pond Road, Unit 77 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 761A Salt Pond Road, Unit 77, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612425)
3 beds 3 baths $289,000
936 Pine Tree Ln Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 936 Pine Tree Ln, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612303)
3 beds 2 baths $398,900
53040 Lakeshore Place, Unit 53040 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 53040 Lakeshore Place, Unit 53040, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612300)
3 beds 3 baths $399,000
31299 Terry Cir Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31299 Terry Cir, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612264)
5 beds 4 baths 3,600 sqft $499,900
MLS # 605940 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of MLS # 605940 in Bethany Beach, DE 19930
0 beds 0 baths 700 sqft $65,000
22009 Summerwalk, Unit 22009 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 22009 Summerwalk, Unit 22009, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612254)
3 beds 3 baths $444,000
403N Chesapeake, Unit 403N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 403N Chesapeake, Unit 403N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612221)
1 bed 2 baths $359,900

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