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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

207 Wellington Parkway Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 207 Wellington Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713068)
3 beds 2 baths 2,184 sqft $1,075,000
515 Hudson Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 515 Hudson, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702285)
3 beds 2 baths 1,471 sqft $770,000
34886 Creek Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 34886 Creek Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713176)
3 beds 3 baths 1,200 sqft $484,000
719 Fenwood Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 719 Fenwood Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713156)
4 beds 4 baths 2,500 sqft $597,891
702 S Edgewater Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 702 S Edgewater, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713119)
2 beds 2 baths 1,265 sqft $620,000
604 Spring Lake Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 604 Spring Lake Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713113)
4 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $367,000
39591 COVE ROAD , Unit 26 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39591 COVE ROAD , Unit 26, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712867)
5 beds 3 baths 1,550 sqft $625,000
231 Oyster Shell Cove Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 231 Oyster Shell Cove, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 713067)
4 beds 4 baths 2,269 sqft $389,000
94 3rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 94 3rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712537)
5 beds 6 baths 2,879 sqft $5,500,000
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 $699,998
752 Bayberry Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 752 Bayberry Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712253)
4 beds 3 baths 2,078 sqft $387,000
33359 Sundial , Unit 54031 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33359 Sundial , Unit 54031, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712833)
3 beds 3 baths 2,476 sqft $494,900
1904 Doubles Court Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1904 Doubles Court, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712972)
2 beds 2 baths 800 sqft $275,000
967 Turtle Drive Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 967 Turtle Drive, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712970)
3 beds 2 baths 1,344 sqft $324,900
33298 Lagoona Dr , Unit 14 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33298 Lagoona Dr , Unit 14, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 708271)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $349,500
311B Holly Court Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 311B Holly Court, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712795)
4 beds 3 baths 1,700 sqft $474,900
321-A GERANIUM COURT Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 321-A GERANIUM COURT, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712759)
4 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $399,995
211 PARKWOOD STREET Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 211 PARKWOOD STREET, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712734)
5 beds 5 baths 2,489 sqft $1,100,000
33624 Southwinds Lane , Unit 50011 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33624 Southwinds Lane , Unit 50011, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712667)
3 beds 2 baths 1,662 sqft $348,000
511 LAURMA LANE Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 511 LAURMA LANE, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 712595)
3 beds 2 baths 1,962 sqft $425,000

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