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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

303 2nd Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 303 2nd Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717686)
4 beds 3 baths 2,200 sqft $695,000
534 Candlelight Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 534 Candlelight, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717603)
0 beds 0 baths $224,900
407 SALT POND RD Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 407 SALT POND RD, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717588)
3 beds 3 baths 2,092 sqft $599,900
98 Garfield Pkwy Unit 205 Bethany Beach, DE 21037
Photo of 98 Garfield Pkwy Unit 205, Bethany Beach, DE 21037 (MLS # 717379)
3 beds 3 baths 1,689 sqft $1,300,000
38934 Cypress Lake Circle , Unit 56109 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 38934 Cypress Lake Circle , Unit 56109, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717572)
4 beds 3 baths 1,905 sqft $399,900
1 DUNE ROAD Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1 DUNE ROAD, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717515)
4 beds 4 baths 2,248 sqft $1,195,000
953 Hawksbill St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 953 Hawksbill St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717390)
4 beds 3 baths 2,770 sqft $459,900
803S DOVER HOUSE Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 803S DOVER HOUSE, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716614)
1 bed 2 baths 725 sqft $399,900
33591 Doubles Court , Unit 1804 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33591 Doubles Court , Unit 1804, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717493)
1 bed 1 bath 850 sqft $224,000
56043 Pinewood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56043 Pinewood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717473)
4 beds 3 baths 1,638 sqft $439,000
33681 Canal Dr , Unit 60 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33681 Canal Dr , Unit 60, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717507)
4 beds 5 baths 3,200 sqft $425,000
216 FOURTH STREET Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 216 FOURTH STREET, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717489)
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $725,000
54 N Atlantic , Unit 2 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 54 N Atlantic , Unit 2, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717476)
4 beds 3 baths 1,280 sqft $1,099,999
39286 Timberlake , Unit 7601 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39286 Timberlake , Unit 7601, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717466)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $224,900
708 Farragut House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 708 Farragut House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717437)
3 beds 2 baths 1,275 sqft $900,000
8004 Brighton Trail Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 8004 Brighton Trail, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717454)
2 beds 2 baths 1,124 sqft $259,000
302 Island House , Unit 302 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 302 Island House , Unit 302, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717453)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $649,000
992 Lake View Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 992 Lake View Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717432)
3 beds 2 baths 2,113 sqft $479,900
29003 Indian Harbor , Unit 18 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 29003 Indian Harbor , Unit 18, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717051)
4 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $895,000
36933 South Silver Sands Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 36933 South Silver Sands, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717433)
5 beds 5 baths 2,802 sqft $899,900

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