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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

612 Poplar Ct Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 612 Poplar Ct, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617829)
4 beds 2 baths $420,000
969 Turtle Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 969 Turtle Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617804)
3 beds 3 baths 2,667 sqft $449,900
Lot 13 Pelicans Way South Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of Lot 13 Pelicans Way South, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617751)
0 beds 0 baths $3,800,000
401 Beachwood Ln Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 401 Beachwood Ln, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 594624)
3 beds 2 baths $449,900
407 Canal Way West Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 407 Canal Way West, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617702)
3 beds 2 baths 2,066 sqft $474,900
533 Fairway Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 533 Fairway Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617674)
5 beds 4 baths $439,000
218 Fourth Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 218 Fourth Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617669)
3 beds 2 baths $775,000
39337 Hatteras, Unit 15 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39337 Hatteras, Unit 15, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 595068)
5 beds 4 baths 3,454 sqft $549,900
216 Pond View Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 216 Pond View Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 613943)
5 beds 6 baths $895,000
206 Hollywood St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 206 Hollywood St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616728)
3 beds 2 baths $749,900
29167 Ocean Road, Unit 1 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 29167 Ocean Road, Unit 1, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617578)
5 beds 3 baths $1,145,000
214 Hollywood St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 214 Hollywood St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617539)
3 beds 1 bath $599,000
MLS # 617518 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of MLS # 617518 in Bethany Beach, DE 19930
0 beds 0 baths $699,900
414 Central Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 414 Central Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617485)
3 beds 2 baths $514,900
721B Treetop Lane, Unit 55 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 721B Treetop Lane, Unit 55, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 599081)
2 beds 2 baths $204,900
409N Annapolis, Unit 409N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 409N Annapolis, Unit 409N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 607930)
1 bed 2 baths $349,900
114 Third Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 114 Third Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617231)
4 beds 3 baths $1,295,000
56103 Whispering Pines, Unit 56103 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56103 Whispering Pines, Unit 56103, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617213)
4 beds 3 baths $435,000
664 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 664 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612834)
3 beds 3 baths 2,220 sqft $475,000
32 Bridge Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 32 Bridge Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617190)
3 beds 2 baths $875,000

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