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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

7004 BRIGHTON TRAIL , Unit 7004b Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 7004 BRIGHTON TRAIL , Unit 7004b, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710478)
2 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $259,000
600 Darby Lane Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 600 Darby Lane, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710467)
3 beds 2 baths 1,620 sqft $334,900
45F N ATLANTIC STREET Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 45F N ATLANTIC STREET, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710439)
5 beds 5 baths 2,500 sqft $1,390,000
62 S Anchorage Ave Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 62 S Anchorage Ave, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710459)
4 beds 4 baths 2,460 sqft $875,000
275 Oyster Shell Cove Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 275 Oyster Shell Cove, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710449)
0 beds 0 baths $154,900
326 Garfield Ext Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 326 Garfield Ext, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710184)
4 beds 4 baths 2,033 sqft $725,000
424 Garfield , Unit A Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 424 Garfield , Unit A, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710191)
2 beds 3 baths 900 sqft $239,900
5001 Woodland View Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 5001 Woodland View, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710346)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $197,000
771 Fenwood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 771 Fenwood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710340)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $340,000
39653 Sea Del Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39653 Sea Del Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710300)
3 beds 3 baths 2,800 sqft $1,400,000
4603 Tie Breaker Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 4603 Tie Breaker, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710256)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $139,900
612 POPLAR CT Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 612 POPLAR CT, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617829)
4 beds 2 baths $420,000
932 HERON DR Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 932 HERON DR, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710250)
0 beds 0 baths $325,000
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
11001 Evergreen , Unit 11001 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 11001 Evergreen , Unit 11001, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710024)
3 beds 2 baths 1,220 sqft $299,000
50013 Southwinds Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 50013 Southwinds, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710158)
3 beds 3 baths 1,623 sqft $342,990
55085 Pinewood Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 55085 Pinewood, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710029)
4 beds 4 baths 3,374 sqft $795,000
501 N ANNAPOLIS HOUSE Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 501 N ANNAPOLIS HOUSE, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710000)
3 beds 3 baths 1,723 sqft $959,900
39274 Timberlake , Unit 7901 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39274 Timberlake , Unit 7901, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 710025)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $195,000
2001 E Brighton Ct. Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2001 E Brighton Ct., Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 709966)
3 beds 2 baths 1,320 sqft $299,000

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