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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

22001 Tall Timber Court , Unit 22001 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 22001 Tall Timber Court , Unit 22001, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702819)
2 beds 2 baths 1,721 sqft $349,900
121 Cedarwood Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 121 Cedarwood Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702810)
4 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft $1,250,000
38754 SKIPJACK VILLAGE RD. , Unit 12 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 38754 SKIPJACK VILLAGE RD. , Unit 12, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 621082)
4 beds 4 baths 2,057 sqft $349,900
932 Lake View Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 932 Lake View Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702767)
4 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $569,900
731 Fenwood Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 731 Fenwood Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702765)
4 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $399,900
402 ISLAND HOUSE RD , Unit 402 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 402 ISLAND HOUSE RD , Unit 402, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702708)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $625,000
609 New Providence Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 609 New Providence, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702099)
3 beds 2 baths 810 sqft $322,690
3202 Round Robin Way Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 3202 Round Robin Way, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702605)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $199,000
102 Soft Shell Cove Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 102 Soft Shell Cove, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702094)
5 beds 3 baths 3,520 sqft $499,900
102 Farragut House , Unit 102 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 102 Farragut House , Unit 102, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702057)
3 beds 2 baths 1,060 sqft $457,600
720 Radial Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 720 Radial Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702552)
3 beds 2 baths 1,144 sqft $409,900
31984 Fifteenth Way Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31984 Fifteenth Way, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702422)
4 beds 4 baths 2,112 sqft $499,000
98 Garfield , Unit 307 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 98 Garfield , Unit 307, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702530)
3 beds 3 baths 1,689 sqft $1,080,000
321 WALKABOUT ROAD Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 321 WALKABOUT ROAD, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 701863)
5 beds 3 baths 3,047 sqft $469,000
13006 Tall Pines Court Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 13006 Tall Pines Court, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702371)
2 beds 2 baths 1,700 sqft $397,900
104 5th Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 104 5th Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702359)
4 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $1,150,000
33595 GREENWAY COURT , Unit 21003 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 33595 GREENWAY COURT , Unit 21003, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 701831)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $359,000
322 WELLINGTON PARKWAY Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 322 WELLINGTON PARKWAY, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 701827)
4 beds 2 baths 1,808 sqft $699,000
205 Island House , Unit 205 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 205 Island House , Unit 205, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702144)
3 beds 2 baths 1,275 sqft $594,900
428 GIBSON AVENUE Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 428 GIBSON AVENUE, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 702342)
3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $395,000

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