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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

724 Fox Tail Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 724 Fox Tail Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619090)
0 beds 0 baths $139,000
59001 Freeport Ct, Unit 59001 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 59001 Freeport Ct, Unit 59001, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619049)
4 beds 4 baths 2,498 sqft $689,000
1302 Forest Hills Court, Unit 13A2 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1302 Forest Hills Court, Unit 13A2, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 615993)
2 beds 2 baths $339,000
410 Canal Way West Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 410 Canal Way West, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619040)
4 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft $849,900
211 Georgetown House, Unit 211 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 211 Georgetown House, Unit 211, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619038)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $599,900
20021 Greenway, Unit 20021 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 20021 Greenway, Unit 20021, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619013)
3 beds 3 baths $439,900
10003 Evergreen Circle, Unit 10003 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 10003 Evergreen Circle, Unit 10003, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 609591)
3 beds 2 baths $339,000
6903 Woodland Court, Unit 6903 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 6903 Woodland Court, Unit 6903, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618916)
2 beds 2 baths $220,000
501S E Brandywine Building, Unit 501S Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 501S E Brandywine Building, Unit 501S, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618879)
3 beds 2 baths $825,000
606 Pond Vw Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 606 Pond Vw, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618861)
0 beds 0 baths $499,000
611 Farragut House, Unit 611 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 611 Farragut House, Unit 611, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618843)
3 beds 2 baths $580,000
720 Fox Tail Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 720 Fox Tail Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618749)
0 beds 0 baths $145,000
761 Salt Pond Road, Unit 78 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 761 Salt Pond Road, Unit 78, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 609310)
2 beds 3 baths $263,000
20 Addy Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 20 Addy Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617901)
4 beds 4 baths 2,912 sqft $899,900
218 Carlisle Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 218 Carlisle Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618737)
4 beds 3 baths $479,000
67 Kent Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 67 Kent Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618731)
0 beds 0 baths $1,300,000
23005 Tall Timber Ct, Unit 23005 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 23005 Tall Timber Ct, Unit 23005, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618694)
3 beds 2 baths $349,900
2 Heron Ct Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2 Heron Ct, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 596510)
0 beds 0 baths $185,000
102 Annapolis House, Unit 102N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 102 Annapolis House, Unit 102N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618669)
1 bed 1 bath $309,900
528 Doral Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 528 Doral Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 618664)
4 beds 2 baths $390,000

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