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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

1703 Love Court, Unit 17A3 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1703 Love Court, Unit 17A3, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621676)
2 beds 2 baths $350,000
332B Forsythia, Unit F302 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 332B Forsythia, Unit F302, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621649)
4 beds 3 baths $405,000
626 Sandy Point, Unit 28 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 626 Sandy Point, Unit 28, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621634)
2 beds 2 baths $269,900
39779 Evans Road, Unit 00 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39779 Evans Road, Unit 00, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621629)
4 beds 2 baths $1,700,000
651 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 651 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621619)
3 beds 3 baths $439,900
55122 Estate Way, Unit 55122 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 55122 Estate Way, Unit 55122, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621586)
4 beds 4 baths $1,299,000
39641 Turtle Run Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39641 Turtle Run, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621580)
5 beds 5 baths $1,299,000
33301 Lagoona Drive, Unit 4 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33301 Lagoona Drive, Unit 4, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621579)
2 beds 2 baths $359,000
33249 Kent Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33249 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621563)
3 beds 1 bath $549,000
896 Garfield Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 896 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621520)
0 beds 0 baths $174,900
39375 Natures Way Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39375 Natures Way, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621512)
5 beds 6 baths $2,990,000
319 Walkabout Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 319 Walkabout Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621508)
4 beds 3 baths 2,900 sqft $569,000
39534 Wilson Walk Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39534 Wilson Walk, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621507)
4 beds 3 baths 3,500 sqft $815,000
464 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 464 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621496)
0 beds 0 baths $157,500
30065 Surfside Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 30065 Surfside Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621492)
0 beds 0 baths $3,850,000
2303 Round Robin Way, Unit 2303 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2303 Round Robin Way, Unit 2303, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 611725)
3 beds 2 baths $249,900
37 Inlet View Ct Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 37 Inlet View Ct, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621450)
3 beds 4 baths $1,695,000
119 Evergreen Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 119 Evergreen Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 606225)
3 beds 2 baths $485,000
9301 Timberlake Court, Unit 9301 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 9301 Timberlake Court, Unit 9301, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 611710)
2 beds 2 baths $237,000
563 Fairway Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 563 Fairway Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621421)
3 beds 3 baths $399,500

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