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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

39638 Heron Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39638 Heron Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709423)
4 beds 2 baths 1,800 sqft $895,000
410N Chesapeake House Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 410N Chesapeake House, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709400)
3 beds 3 baths 1,483 sqft $879,900
531A Hudson Avenue , Unit 6f Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 531A Hudson Avenue , Unit 6f, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709422)
3 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $379,000
27 S Atlantic Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 27 S Atlantic Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709348)
6 beds 6 baths 3,200 sqft $2,150,000
Lot 3 Argyle Lane , Unit 3 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of Lot 3 Argyle Lane , Unit 3, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709424)
0 beds 0 baths $289,900
363 Sandpiper Drive , Unit 22 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 363 Sandpiper Drive , Unit 22, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709399)
0 beds 0 baths $489,000
613 5TH STREET Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 613 5TH STREET, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709388)
3 beds 2 baths 1,350 sqft $625,000
33594 Center Court , Unit 2803 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33594 Center Court , Unit 2803, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709333)
3 beds 2 baths 1,096 sqft $279,900
330A Forsythia Court , Unit 330a Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 330A Forsythia Court , Unit 330a, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 707756)
4 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $391,000
5303 Woodland , Unit 5303 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 5303 Woodland , Unit 5303, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709326)
2 beds 2 baths 1,172 sqft $213,000
750 Bayberry Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 750 Bayberry Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709276)
3 beds 3 baths 1,812 sqft $375,000
832A Beach Haven Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 832A Beach Haven Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709204)
3 beds 3 baths 1,400 sqft $247,900
108 Soft Shell Cove Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 108 Soft Shell Cove, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 703410)
4 beds 4 baths 4,400 sqft $699,900
0 Hassell Avenue Ext. , Unit 81 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 0 Hassell Avenue Ext. , Unit 81, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709239)
0 beds 0 baths $1,274,000
543D Hudson Avenue Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 543D Hudson Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709121)
3 beds 3 baths 1,658 sqft $359,900
826A Beach Haven , Unit 29 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 826A Beach Haven , Unit 29, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709107)
2 beds 3 baths 1,100 sqft $260,000
38333 Old Mill Way , Unit 14 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 38333 Old Mill Way , Unit 14, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709031)
2 beds 2 baths 1,506 sqft $274,900
317A Geranium , Unit G-401 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 317A Geranium , Unit G-401, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709095)
4 beds 3 baths 1,895 sqft $459,000
1 HB Brandywine Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1 HB Brandywine, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709075)
3 beds 3 baths 1,483 sqft $959,900
31962 Topsail Court , Unit 12 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31962 Topsail Court , Unit 12, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709041)
4 beds 4 baths 2,200 sqft $319,900

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