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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

31703 Seaview Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31703 Seaview Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617324)
5 beds 5 baths $1,425,000
114 Third Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 114 Third Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617231)
4 beds 3 baths $1,295,000
56103 Whispering Pines, Unit 56103 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 56103 Whispering Pines, Unit 56103, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617213)
4 beds 3 baths $435,000
664 Bethany Loop Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 664 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 612834)
3 beds 3 baths 2,220 sqft $475,000
32 Bridge Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 32 Bridge Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617190)
3 beds 2 baths $875,000
31338 Lynn Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31338 Lynn Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617182)
5 beds 4 baths 3,925 sqft $699,900
110 Island House, Unit 110 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 110 Island House, Unit 110, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 614974)
3 beds 2 baths $550,000
3103 Round Robin Way, Unit 3103 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 3103 Round Robin Way, Unit 3103, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617144)
3 beds 2 baths $259,900
2805 Center Ct, Unit 2805 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 2805 Center Ct, Unit 2805, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617140)
3 beds 2 baths $274,900
606 Annapolis House Rd, Unit 606N Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 606 Annapolis House Rd, Unit 606N, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617133)
2 beds 2 baths $595,000
409 Island House, Unit 409 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 409 Island House, Unit 409, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617124)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $599,000
608 E Brandywine House, Unit 608S Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 608 E Brandywine House, Unit 608S, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 613254)
1 bed 2 baths $334,900
606 Spring Lake Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 606 Spring Lake Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617096)
3 beds 2 baths $369,000
326 Harbor, Unit 26 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 326 Harbor, Unit 26, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617095)
4 beds 3 baths $479,900
8 Shore Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 8 Shore Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617087)
5 beds 5 baths 5,200 sqft $1,800,000
39294 Hatteras Dr, Unit 34 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39294 Hatteras Dr, Unit 34, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617058)
5 beds 5 baths $824,000
412 Salt Pond Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 412 Salt Pond Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617053)
3 beds 3 baths $439,000
110 Parkwood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 110 Parkwood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617034)
5 beds 3 baths $1,045,000
Coleman Gale Lane Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of Coleman Gale Lane, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 617032)
0 beds 0 baths $700,000
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

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