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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

730 Bayberry Circle Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 730 Bayberry Circle, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 610193)
3 beds 3 baths $299,900
750A Fountain Blvd, Unit 64 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 750A Fountain Blvd, Unit 64, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619780)
3 beds 3 baths $255,000
109S Dover House, Unit 109S Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 109S Dover House, Unit 109S, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619748)
1 bed 2 baths $319,900
97 Central Blvd, Unit 2 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 97 Central Blvd, Unit 2, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619727)
3 beds 2 baths $785,000
31617 Charleys Rn Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 31617 Charleys Rn, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619714)
0 beds 0 baths $1,000,000
206 Hollywood St Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 206 Hollywood St, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619709)
3 beds 2 baths $749,900
208 Second Street Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 208 Second Street, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619686)
5 beds 6 baths $1,875,000
1805 Doubles Court, Unit 1805 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 1805 Doubles Court, Unit 1805, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619666)
2 beds 1 bath $250,000
39734 Dukes Dune Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 39734 Dukes Dune Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619625)
6 beds 4 baths $4,350,000
940 Lake View Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 940 Lake View Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 609873)
5 beds 3 baths $599,000
821B Westwood Ave, Unit 10 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 821B Westwood Ave, Unit 10, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619612)
3 beds 3 baths $323,900
MLS # 614740 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of MLS # 614740 in Bethany Beach, DE 19930
6 beds 8 baths 8,264 sqft $3,700,000
723A Salt Pond Rd., Unit 40 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 723A Salt Pond Rd., Unit 40, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 611817)
3 beds 3 baths $216,500
98 Hollywood Road Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 98 Hollywood Road, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 610023)
12 beds 9 baths $2,799,000
803S Dover House Rd Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 803S Dover House Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619599)
1 bed 2 baths $434,900
521-C Second Street, Unit 3D Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 521-C Second Street, Unit 3D, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619585)
3 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $359,000
219 Fourth Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 219 Fourth, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619560)
6 beds 5 baths $1,180,000
4701 Tie Breaker Court, Unit 4701 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 4701 Tie Breaker Court, Unit 4701, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 610733)
1 bed 1 bath $185,500
616 Spring Lake Dr Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 616 Spring Lake Dr, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619518)
4 beds 3 baths $445,000
52002 Canal Court, Unit 52002 Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Photo of 52002 Canal Court, Unit 52002, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (MLS # 619517)
2 beds 2 baths $287,500

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