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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

34977 Todd Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34977 Todd Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720520)
4 beds 3 baths 2,460 sqft $515,900
31338 Lynn Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31338 Lynn Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720469)
5 beds 4 baths 3,925 sqft $549,900
304 Hollywood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 304 Hollywood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720523)
5 beds 4 baths 2,600 sqft $1,100,000
7 Kewanee Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 7 Kewanee, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 719357)
0 beds 0 baths $1,598,000
601 SPRING LAKE DRIVE Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 601 SPRING LAKE DRIVE, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720464)
5 beds 2 baths 1,860 sqft $454,900
1203 N Edgewater House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1203 N Edgewater House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 717997)
2 beds 2 baths 1,265 sqft $715,000
34970 Belle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34970 Belle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 716499)
3 beds 2 baths 1,280 sqft $525,000
111 Cedarwood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 111 Cedarwood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 718540)
3 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $1,175,000
35199 Hassell Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 35199 Hassell Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720372)
4 beds 3 baths 2,078 sqft $719,000
506 Annapolis House , Unit 506n Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 506 Annapolis House , Unit 506n, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720296)
2 beds 2 baths 1,097 sqft $510,000
111 Soft Shell , Unit 206 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 111 Soft Shell , Unit 206, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710573)
0 beds 0 baths $189,900
33570 Southwinds Court , Unit 51024 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33570 Southwinds Court , Unit 51024, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720353)
3 beds 2 baths 1,108 sqft $299,500
723C Salt Pond Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 723C Salt Pond Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720347)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $225,000
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
56008 Pine Shore Blvd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56008 Pine Shore Blvd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720323)
3 beds 3 baths 1,978 sqft $475,000
95 B CAMPBELL PLACE , Unit 7 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 95 B CAMPBELL PLACE , Unit 7, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720274)
4 beds 4 baths 2,250 sqft $1,150,000
5501 Private Place Center Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 5501 Private Place Center, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720257)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $224,000
410 Canal Way West Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 410 Canal Way West, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720122)
4 beds 4 baths 3,000 sqft $630,000
703 Bayberry Cir Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 703 Bayberry Cir, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 719780)
3 beds 3 baths 1,450 sqft $299,900
842 Glen Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 842 Glen Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 720163)
4 beds 3 baths 2,473 sqft $565,000

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