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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.

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Bethany Beach Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Bethany Beach

952 Hawksbill St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 952 Hawksbill St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616957)
3 beds 3 baths 2,675 sqft $439,900
645 W Evans Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
4 beds 3 baths $710,000
159 New Castle Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
5 beds 3 baths 2,044 sqft $649,900
28961 Indian Harbor Drive, Unit 3 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
4 beds 4 baths 1,708 sqft $935,000
611 Spring Lake Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 611 Spring Lake Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616885)
4 beds 3 baths $625,000
34974 Belle Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34974 Belle Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616876)
4 beds 4 baths $899,000
796B Salt Pond Road, Unit 178 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 796B Salt Pond Road, Unit 178, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616837)
2 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $239,900
55093 Lakewood Circle, Unit 55093 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 55093 Lakewood Circle, Unit 55093, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 614182)
4 beds 4 baths $734,900
33304 Walston Walk Court Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33304 Walston Walk Court, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616789)
4 beds 4 baths $449,990
4003 Brighton Trail, Unit 4003B Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 4003 Brighton Trail, Unit 4003B, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616810)
3 beds 2 baths $295,000
MLS # 616777 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
0 beds 0 baths $95,000
406 Georgetowne House Rd, Unit 406 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 406 Georgetowne House Rd, Unit 406, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616743)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $650,000
206 Hollywood St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 206 Hollywood St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616728)
3 beds 2 baths $779,900
401 Harbour House, Unit 401 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 401 Harbour House, Unit 401, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616714)
3 beds 2 baths 1,165 sqft $569,900
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
307 Hollywood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 307 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616701)
0 beds 0 baths $375,000
MLS # 616698 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of MLS # 616698 in Bethany Beach, DE 19930
3 beds 2 baths $369,900
615 Sandy Point Road, Unit 68 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 615 Sandy Point Road, Unit 68, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616694)
3 beds 2 baths $334,900
114 2nd St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 114 2nd St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 616686)
4 beds 3 baths $1,199,300
32555 Heron Circle, Unit 14 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 32555 Heron Circle, Unit 14, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 614350)
4 beds 4 baths 3,685 sqft $639,000

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